Wheaton College (IL) is a private institution that was started in 1860. It has a undergraduate enrollment of 2,395, its environment is suburban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It uses a semester-based academic year. Its tuition/fees are $39,100
Based in Wheaton, Illinois, Wheaton College is a Christian liberal arts school where, it says, “the pursuit of faith and learning is taken seriously.” The college believes academic excellence, Christian commitment and leadership are the essential ingredients to a liberal arts education. Freshmen are welcomed into the school with an orientation that includes multiple lunches with current learners, a formal event with the faculty and a sightseeing trip to Chicago, which is 25 miles east of the campus. Wheaton College believes in four building blocks for an education: attending classes, going to chapel, participating in extracurricular activities and living on campus. learners are required to live on campus during their career at Wheaton and can choose to live in residence halls, campus apartments or campus houses. The Wheaton College Thunder are members of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin in the NCAA Division III.
Wheaton College offers learners multiple off-campus study opportunities. The college sponsors study abroad programs in Asia, England, France and Spain, among other destinations. It houses a Science Station in Rapid City, South Dakota, for learners interested in field instruction in the natural sciences. For learners interested in music, the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College is internationally recognized and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. In honor of one of its most notable alumni, Christian evangelist Billy Graham, the Billy Graham Center is the primary location for a majority of Bible and theology classes and the site of multiple museums and auditoriums. The college uses this center to share its faith and beliefs with campus visitors. Other notable alumni of the school include horror film director Wes Craven, symphony conductor John Nelson and former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.