Wheaton College - IL Reviews

4.26 out of 5 stars
(12 Reviews)
  • Wheaton (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $36,420
100% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Ana Melendez - 12/22/2019
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was a Community Art major when I was at Wheaton. It was great. I really enjoyed the classes and the professors that I had while I was there. If I were writing to my past self, I would tell them that if they are not wiling to pursue a graduate degree or double major with another degree, they will most likely have a rough time figuring out employment afterward. Community Art is the mixture of a few different degrees, rolled into one so unless you have a clear direction for what you'll be doing after graduating, it's going to be tough to figure out post-grad life. In regards to Wheaton in general, I had a good experience there but wouldn't recommend it for everyone. The professors are great and by and large you can find people who you'll connect with since students come from all over the country and world. However, it is a culturally white institution and is still learning to care for their non-white students well. Wheaton's academics are also rigorous so you'll have to figure out how to take care of yourself well while you're there so you don't drown in all of the work. Otherwise, Wheaton is a pretty welcoming place that wants to push its students to be the best they can be and have an impact on the world."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Claire Reck - 6/30/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2018
"I recommend pursuing an English degree at Wheaton College. The professors are willing to engage with students both within and outside of class. The Writing Center, where I worked as a student, provides help at all stages of the paper-writing process. The classes are interesting and rigorous. Wheaton College has a strong English program. The only downside to the Writing degree is that not enough classes focused on writing, as opposed to literature, were required."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Madison Archer - 3/25/2018
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2018
"The level of academic rigor mixed with supportive faculty and staff is one of Wheaton College's best qualities as an institution. My professors challenged me to learn for the sake of learning rather than simply getting good grades or passing the class. The faculty is very engaging and excited to work with students at a one on one level. The personal instruction and guidance was invaluable for me as I grew as a musician, as an academic, and as a person. I highly recommend Wheaton College for students who are looking for personal guidance from professors and advisors, a respected college name on their resume, a thriving music conservatory to refine their musicianship, an inclusive college experience with extracurricular activities, or even just good food (the cafeteria is one of the best in the nation). I've become so much more of the person I want to be through my education at Wheaton College."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Eileen Armes - 11/7/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"I attended Wheaton College, IL for my undergraduate degree. I had a wonderful college experience where I grew a lot as an individual, a student, and an artist. I really enjoyed the many opportunities to get plugged in. I was involved in my dorm floor and the activities that my RA hosted. We had a tea time in the middle of the day to relax together, chat, eat yummy baked snacks, and take a break from our studies. We also hosted late night parties on our floor and invited other floors to join. Sometimes we would decorate other floors at midnight and leave fun surprises for them. I really felt cared for by my RA and the upper classmen who lived down the hall from me. On Valentine's Day they decorated the hall with paper hearts and left little baskets of chocolate and a sweet note in front of every door. Some of my good friends came from this community, and we stayed in each others' lives all throughout the four years. Another community I was able to be a part of was the theater community. This was one of the most special groups I have been a part of. The people were so welcoming and inclusive. I felt free to be vulnerable with them and trusted them completely. They weren't afraid to challenge me artistically as well as personally. I learned so much about how to care for others, how to listen well, how to be a good friend. This was an extra bonus, since I had only anticipated on continuing my education and learning more about theater. I received so much more, a priceless gift. Plus, we performed high quality shows that the college campus loved to attend and support. Wheaton College also challenged me academically. The professors have high standards for their students, always challenging me to bring about my best work. Even though classes were tough, my professors really showed that they wanted to invest and care for each of their students. My business professors all knew my name since I was involved in the department. They also had some great opportunities to go overseas to learn how businesses in other countries worked. Wheaton College, IL was a great foundation for me as an undergraduate, providing rigorous academic opportunities and fulfilling friendships and communities. There was a lot of fun and learning happening all the time. This school is a good fit for students looking for a place to grow and learn and surround themselves with genuine people."
4.2 out of 5 stars
SP - 6/20/2017
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015
"If you fit within the stereotype of the college population (White, Type A, conservative Christian) you will probably enjoy your time here. If you bring diversity in anyway, prepare to have a more difficult experience. The education its self is of extremely high quality, but you have to put up with a lot socially during the four years. The only way I would recommend a woman of color to attend the school would be if they got a full scholarship!"
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jenna Wade - 3/31/2017
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014
"I have always been fascinated by words. As a kid, nothing thrilled me more that the potential of a long Saturday with nothing but a big stack of library books for company. I would curl up in a patch of sunshine and spend my day lost in imaginary worlds filled with magic pebbles, mysterious cloaked strangers, and rooms guarded by silent statues of jade. As I grew, so did my love of books. Entering college, I never thought about any major other than English LiteratureI mean, a major where all you had to do was sit around and read books all day? I was sold! However, I soon learned that being an English major was about more than just reading Shakespearean sonnets and writing esoteric papers about the Freudian undertones in Nathaniel Hawthornes short story The Birth-Mark. It was about reaching across time and space to commune with authors and learn about how they saw the world, then bringing my newfound knowledge back to my own world and learning how to apply it. My passion for language is what has encouraged me to seek a career in speech pathology. As a speech pathologist, I can share my love of words with others who struggle with the spoken word. I want to be able to share the beauty that words hold for me with others around me. But before I can share my enthusiasm, I need to leave my comfort zone and learn to put myself in their shoes, to see the world through their eyes, to understand the root of their problems. Only once I gather this information can I apply my knowledge and work together with my patient toward a solution."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kirstin van Gend - 3/15/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2009
"The smaller size offers more in-depth classroom discussions and allows professors more time to invest in the students who want to learn further. I found the professors to be excellent in their teaching and guidance of the topics while also remaining neutral in their opinions (as far as the political science courses) which gave students the opportunity to come to their own decision on their beliefs. The campus is beautiful and the old buildings offer a great history; just a quick walk and you can hop the train to Chicago to explore museums or relax at the Oak Street Beach. The school offers many study abroad opportunities and international summer programs. While the on-campus diversity is a bit lacking the school works hard to reach out and increase the student body diversity. I loved my time at Wheaton!"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Aly - 3/14/2017
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016
"I loved my time at Wheaton College. Wheaton is definitely not without its flaws, every school has a downside to it, but they are certainly doing their best to provide an exceptional college experience to students. The academic rigor is what I most appreciated, as I feel incredibly well prepared for my career. I did not particularly love my major, but I feel that is because it wasn't a good fit for me personally. Fortunately majors don't necessarily define your career path, and this science major is now in the business world. I think that speaks to how well I was prepared by Wheaton, however, that I was able to get an exceptional job in the business world without a background in business. I also really appreciated the extracurricular activities provided at Wheaton, as there was so much variety and each opportunity provided a lot of leadership development. My skills were most honed during my time on the Student Government, where I was extremely supported by staff and faculty who wanted to see me thrive in my leadership role. This is probably the opportunity that developed me the most during my time as an undergraduate student."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Korey Gregornik - 2/23/2017
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2016
"The Wheaton College Conservatory of music is a very academically rigorous school which may be discouraging to some but overall, the Professors are beyond a doubt some of the best int the country. They come alongside every student to meet personal needs and ensure growth as an academic, musician, and as an individual. I would highly recommend this school to anyone seeking a degree in music."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jacob Zeller - 2/14/2017
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2017
"Wheaton College is the premier Christian institution to attend. It has some of the greatest evangelical minds in the country, and a deep commitment to raising up faithful followers of Christ for the benefit of the Church. The Bible/Theology department is the best undergraduate program of its kind, and the work that is done in the undergraduate program can often be found in graduate level classes. If you are looking to go into ministry or some form of academic theology, Wheaton and the Bible/Theology program will prepare you better than any other institution, with rigorous but fair academics, a faculty that cares immensely for its students, and an environment that encourages pursing God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength."