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Wheaton College (IL) Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 72 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

College Conference of Illinois and Wisc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $61,967)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,800)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 69 107 - -
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 18 12 - Yes
Football 92 - - -
Golf 9 6 - -
Soccer 30 25 Yes Yes
Softball - 15 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 26 27 - -
Tennis 11 11 - Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Water Polo - 15 - Yes
Wrestling 10 - - -
Badminton - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.5%
Hispanic 3.2%
Non-resident alien 3.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 16.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 65.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 18 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 2

Notable Alumni

  • Dan Coats (Class of '63), U.S. Ambassador to Germany, former U.S. Senator
  • Dennis Hastert (Class of '64), Former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Donald Soderquist [Class of 55], COO and Vice Chairman of Wal-Mart
  • John Nelson (Class of '63), Distinguished American conductor and music director for Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
  • John Piper (Class of '68), Prolific Christian author of "Don't Waste Your Life"
  • Nathan O. Hatch (Class of '68), Former-Provost of Notre Dame University, current President of Wake Forest University
  • Rev. Billy Graham (Class of '43), World-renowned pastor and evangelist
  • Todd Komarnicki (Class of '87), Producer of the movie Elf
  • Wes Craven (Class of '63), Director, producer, and writer of over 30 films, including Nightmare on Elm Street and the Scream trilogy
  • Todd Beamer (Class of '91), Nationally-renowned 9/11 hero
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Daniel from Wheaton, IL
  • 4
  • dorm life is exceptional. a close bond of friends as a result of required freshman and sophomore on campus housing will bring joy for years to come. there are lots…

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  • Amanda from WA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is very fun; as a freshman you participate in activities such as meals with your brother/sister floor, roulettes (where your roommate gets you a date for a floor…

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  • Kevin from Seminole, FL
  • 5
  • Although the school has been in existence as long, if not longer than most Ivy League schools, the dorms have been renovated to match today's standards of comfort. Each dorm…

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  • Emily from Fleetwood, PA
  • 5
  • The dorm life is wonderful! I have loved getting to know the girls on my hall (in Smith-Traber) and on my brother floor. The dorms are not co-ed, which allows…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alani from Waldorf, MD
  • I am a current student here

    The food is mostly good. The dining hall is only open for limited hours, and sometimes the meat is dry or of a strange texture. Otherwise, students can find good food at the right time of day.

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  • 5
  • Hannah from APO, AP
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food at Wheaton is phenomenal! I visited once and I wanted to try more meals. It was fabulous. They offer such a variety of delicious foods and even if you did not want to eat at the dining halls, there are many great places to eat in the town.

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  • 5
  • marisiol from hidalgo, tx
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    there are various sites on campus that cater to the different appetites. for instance the stupe serves burgers and other meals, while sam's is an ice cream site just across the stupe. the dining hall is very spacious and serves a wide variety of meals (it's buffet style).

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  • 4
  • sarah from peru
  • I am a current student here

    there are usually multiple options and the dinning hall's food is very good (although a bit pricey).

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  • 5
  • Aaron from Naperville, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The food is phenomenal!!! There are many options and it is easy to continue to eat a healthy and balanced diet while you are on campus.

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  • 5
  • Wheaton College student
  • I am a current student here

    Wheaton was rated number one for best dining only a few years ago. There is always a variety of food to get at the cafeteria. Most of the food is healthy and locally obtained. We have a cafe beneath the cafeteria where you can get Starbucks and ice cream. We also have something called Stupe, which is where you can get awesome burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, etc. and fresh hot regular fries and sweet potato fries (which are cut from raw potatoes right in front of you).

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • the whitest wookie
  • I am a current student here

    Nonexistent. In my opinion, this is one of the best things about Wheaton. I don't mind that most (most!) of my friends aren't wrecking their livers on Keystone Light each weekend, not to mention the disgusting traditions of Greek Life.

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