Wheaton College

Private, Four-years School Located in Wheaton, IL

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How much is the Wheaton tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Wheaton's tuition & fees is $42,240 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $56,780 when a student lives on-campus.

Wheaton Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$42,240
Books & Supplies Costs$670
On-campus Room & Board$11,690
On-campus Expenses$2,180
Off-campus Room & Board$11,690
Off-campus Expenses$2,180
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$60,230

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Wheaton for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $184,174 at Wheaton. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $247,306. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $159,143.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$43,709$58,306$37,382
Sophomore (2024-25)$45,230$60,590$38,939
Junior (2025-26)$46,803$62,968$40,563
Senior (2026-27)$48,431$65,442$42,258
4 Years Total$184,174$247,306$159,143
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$45,230$60,590$38,939
Sophomore (2025-26)$46,803$62,968$40,563
Junior (2026-27)$48,431$65,442$42,258
Senior (2027-28)$50,116$68,017$44,027
4 Years Total$190,581$257,017$165,788
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$46,803$62,968$40,563
Sophomore (2026-27)$48,431$65,442$42,258
Junior (2027-28)$50,116$68,017$44,027
Senior (2028-29)$51,860$70,698$45,873
4 Years Total$197,211$267,125$172,722
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$48,431$65,442$42,258
Sophomore (2027-28)$50,116$68,017$44,027
Junior (2028-29)$51,860$70,698$45,873
Senior (2029-30)$53,664$73,488$47,800
4 Years Total$204,071$277,646$179,958
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$50,116$68,017$44,027
Sophomore (2028-29)$51,860$70,698$45,873
Junior (2029-30)$53,664$73,488$47,800
Senior (2030-31)$55,530$76,393$49,811
4 Years Total$211,170$288,596$187,511

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Wheaton' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $21,215.
Wheaton College$42,240
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,513
Public Schools$10,439$13,542
Private Schools$21,215

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Wheaton and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Wheaton CollegeWheaton, IL$42,240$18,720
Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtown, PA$35,700$35,020
Denison UniversityGranville, OH$60,000-
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeSaint Peter, MN$53,030-
Lyon CollegeBatesville, AR$31,000-
Emmanuel CollegeBoston, MA$44,908$14,319
Millsaps CollegeJackson, MS$43,760$24,048
Morehouse CollegeAtlanta, GA$29,468-
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityBloomington, IL$53,814-
Macalester CollegeSaint Paul, MN$62,500-
Gordon CollegeWenham, MA$27,040$6,593

Financial Aid and COA

At Wheaton College, 2,257 students (99%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $20,220.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Wheaton is $36,560 for students living on-campus and $36,560 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 545 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $24,272 and the average amount of student loans is $6,429.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$56,780
COA (off-campus)$56,780
Tuition & Fees$42,240
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,540
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,540
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,560
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,560
Average Financial Aid$20,220
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,25799%$20,220
Pell Grants47621%$4,751
Federal Student Loan1,05446%$6,284
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid545100%-
Grants or Scholarships545100%$24,272
Federal Grants544100%$2,124
Pell Grants10519%$4,728
Other Federal Grants544100%$1,211
State/Local Grants397%$5,160
Institutional Grants51594%$23,052
Student Loan Aid30255%$6,429
Federal Student Loans30255%$5,236
Other Student Loans234%$15,673

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Wheaton's acceptance rate is 86.25%. A total of 1,993 applicants applied to and 1,719 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 546 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 31.76%.
To apply to Wheaton, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate86.25%82.29%89.28%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.76%33.33%30.65%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Wheaton. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,340 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 30.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,3401,2501,430
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW660610710
SAT Math680640720
ACT Composite302732
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math272430
ACT English312635

Student Population

Wheaton College has a total of 2,885 students including 2,163 undergraduate and 722 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,296 male students and 1,751 female students attending Wheaton. The school offers online degree programs and 57 students enrolled online exclusively (1.98% of all students).
Total3,047 1,2961,751
Undergraduate2,341 1,0521,289
Graduate706 244462

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered59 Programs
Graduate Program Offered14 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate88.43%
Student Population2,885
Graduation Rate88%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate90% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties223 (Full-time), 100 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs731 (Full-time), 213 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$84,785
Average Staff Salary$64,342