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Wheaton College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Wheaton College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,390 out of 1,971 applicants or 71% were admitted making Wheaton College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Wheaton College typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,172 779 1,971
Accepted 778 612 1,390
Acceptance Rate 66% 79% 71%
Enrolled 323 282 605
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 42% 46% 44%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Wheaton College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Wheaton College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 27 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 69 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wheaton College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1185. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1375 out of 1600. 50 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1280 1470
SAT Reading 650 740
SAT Math 620 730
ACT Composite 27 32
ACT English 27 34
ACT Math 26 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >82%
29 to 32 Avg + 71%-82%
27 to 29 Avg - 62%-71%
25 to 27 Reach 51%-62%
Less than 25 Low <51%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >81%
1375 to 1470 Avg + 71%-81%
1280 to 1375 Avg - 59%-71%
1185 to 1280 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 1185 Low <46%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 3.71 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Wheaton College accepts 71% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 54% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 16% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 4% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 10, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=149781 IPEDS survey data for Wheaton College.



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