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Wheaton College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

47.9%
Admission Difficulty for Wheaton College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Wheaton College? The school has a 48% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,916 out of 6,089 applicants were admitted making Wheaton College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. Wheaton College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1220-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
42%
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Estimated Average SAT 1320
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wheaton College?

Wheaton College typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. 42 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >61%
1315 to 1410 Avg + 48%-61%
1220 to 1315 Avg - 35%-48%
1125 to 1220 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1125 Low <24%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
15%
ACT Scores for Wheaton College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Wheaton College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 30
Estimated Average ACT 28
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 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 15 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wheaton College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >61%
28 to 30 Avg + 48%-61%
26 to 28 Avg - 35%-48%
24 to 26 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 24 Low <24%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Wheaton College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wheaton College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Wheaton College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wheaton College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

78% 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 38%
Top 25% of class 78%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Wheaton College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,998 3,091 6,089
Accepted 1,878 1,038 2,916
Acceptance Rate 63% 34% 48%
Enrolled 300 202 502
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 17%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wheaton College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Wheaton College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
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=168281 IPEDS survey data for Wheaton College.