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Wheaton College Admission Requirements

Wheaton, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Wheaton College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87%
Admission Difficulty for Wheaton College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Wheaton College and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #51 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,566 out of 1,801 applicants were admitted making Wheaton College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. Wheaton College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wheaton College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 60% of students submitted SAT scores and 58% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Wheaton College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1330

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wheaton College?

Wheaton College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >92%
1330 to 1450 Avg + 87%-92%
1210 to 1330 Avg - 80%-87%
1090 to 1210 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 1090 Low <70%
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Wheaton College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
58%
ACT Scores for Wheaton College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Wheaton College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Wheaton College?

Admission data indicates that Wheaton College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wheaton College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >92%
29 to 32 Avg + 87%-92%
26 to 29 Avg - 80%-87%
23 to 26 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 23 Low <70%
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Wheaton College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.81
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Wheaton College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Wheaton College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wheaton College was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.81 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wheaton College accepts 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wheaton College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 15.5% Good
3.75 to 3.99 49.5% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 19.8% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 10.8% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 3.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.4% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

74% of Wheaton College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wheaton College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 49%
Top 25% of class 74%
Top 50% of class 91%
Lower 50% of class 9%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Wheaton College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,025 776 1,801
Accepted 913 653 1,566
Acceptance Rate 89% 84% 87%
Enrolled 269 212 481
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 32% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 10, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 10, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wheaton College is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wheaton College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wheaton College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wheaton College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149781 IPEDS survey data for Wheaton College.

FAQs

Does Wheaton College prefer SAT or ACT?

60% of students submit their SAT scores to Wheaton College. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wheaton College?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Wheaton College. Admission competition is and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Wheaton College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1450. 60% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wheaton College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.