Wheaton College Illinois

Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college and graduate school located in Wheaton, Illinois.



Established in 1860, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education, and offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and 14 graduate degrees.


Many people are asking, what's the return on investment for a liberal arts education? Wheaton College firmly believes that the primary intrinsic value of a liberal arts education comes from the formation and preparation of the whole person for all of life’s vocations. To this end, we require our students to learn broadly while at the same time inviting them to study more deeply in the discipline(s) they love the most. We also encourage on-campus, residential learning because as the only first-tier evangelical liberal arts college, our goal is not only to teach students to think well, but to live well. This is achieved most effectively when learning happens in a vibrant community.


In addition to its intrinsic value, a Christ-centered liberal education from Wheaton College also has many practical outcomes and benefits that most graduates reap over a lifetime of faithful service in the church and gospel witness to the world. These include but are not limited to:

  • Highly marketable skills that perennially lead the list for prospective employers, such as analytical reading, critical thinking, persuasive oral communication, effective writing, and innovative, collaborative problem solving. 
  • Superior academic credentials that open doors to top graduate programs, where a majority of our alumni go on to receive the more specialized training of a professional education.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

Student Life

Campus life

Wheaton's most recognizable and oldest building is Blanchard Hall, a limestone building built as the main College building in 1853. At the time, the College building was one of only two on campus, the other (called the "boarding hall") being a frame building at the foot of the hill crowned by the two-story building. Jonathan Blanchard had a vision for the expansion of this structure into its present castle-like architecture. 

Sports facilities

Wheaton athletics exists to foster the development of Christian faith, character and leadership.  Our philosophy is born from the belief that God’s great love calls us to compete with integrity and to demonstrate discipline in the context of competition. We believe that by pursuing excellence, student-athletes learn character lessons, and our competitiveness is driven to be all we can be for the glory of God.

Student clubs

With genres of clubs ranging from academic honor societies, performance, social justice, and special interest groups, there is something for everyone. These student-initiated and managed clubs truly enrich the atmosphere of Wheaton College, providing avenues for students to express their passions and interests, develop leadership and management skills, and have a ton of fun.


Wheaton College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Wheaton, Illinois, United States