General Information About Wheaton College
Mission Statement Wheaton was founded in 1834 as a Female Seminary and chartered as a four-year liberal arts college in 1912. The college became coeducational in 1988 and its Phi Beta Kappa chapter was established in 1932. On July 1, 2004, Ronald A. Crutcher became Wheaton’s seventh president. Throughout history, our reputation for academic excellence is a direct result of pioneering leadership. Today, we share with past generations the rich academic tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. At the same time, we benefit from a host of curricular initiatives begun during the past two decades—new programs that help us explore ideas and concepts across academic disciplines, link academic study with learning outside the classroom, appreciate diversity in all its forms, and see ourselves as active members of a global community. Official Mission Statement: Wheaton College provides a transformative liberal arts education for intellectually curious students in a collaborative, academically vibrant residential community that values a diverse world.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 3,304 Percent Admitted 59% Men Admitted 61% Women Admitted 58% Full Time Retention Rate 88%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 1,737 Native American 5.0 Asian 44.0 African American 81.0 Hispanic 56.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,636 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0