Award winning college just minutes from our Wheaton apartments.

Elevating Academics at Wheaton College

Wheaton College empowers its students not merely to excel academically but to live purposefully. Esteemed as a leading institution where faith meets education, Wheaton College garners accolades from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Kiplinger’s, and Fiske for being a top Christian liberal arts college in America, a testament to its over 150-year legacy. Explore with us what sets this accredited college apart, conveniently located a mere 10-minute stroll from our Wheaton apartments.

Historical Snapshot

The inception of Wheaton College can be traced back to Warren L. Wheaton’s land donation to the then-floundering Illinois Institute. With Jonathan Blanchard at its helm in 1860 and renamed in gratitude to Mr. Wheaton, the school embraced a new vision combining intellectual and spiritual growth. This shift quickly met with the tribulations of the Civil War, marking a period of significant sacrifice, as 67 students enlisted in the war, with some not returning.

Fast forward to modern times, Dr. Philip Graham Ryken, the 8th president since 2010, focuses on advancing arts, global perspectives, diversity, and liberal arts excellence at Wheaton College.

By the Numbers

Here’s a numerical glimpse into Wheaton College’s environment, academic endeavors, and student life:

  • Student body comprises roughly 2,400 undergraduates and 500 graduates
  • Diverse gender ratio with 56% female and 44% male undergraduates
  • Representation from all 50 states and over 90 countries
  • 222 full-time and 130 part-time faculty members
  • 93% of full-time faculty with earned doctorates
  • A healthy 10:1 student-faculty engagement ratio
  • 43 undergraduate and 18 graduate/Ph.D. programs, highlighting majors like Applied Health Science and Business/Economics
  • Average undergraduate tuition set at $36,420, plus room and board costs
  • Nearly 88% of students opting for on-campus living

Commendable Rankings

While Wheaton College emphasizes education over accolades, third-party recognitions validate their excellence. Noteworthy rankings for the recent years include:

  • Kiplinger’s and U.S. News & World Report highlight Wheaton’s value and liberal arts strengths
  • MONEY Magazine and Forbes rank Wheaton highly for educational value in the Midwest and nationwide

Exploring Wheaton College’s Museums and Collections

Wheaton College extends beyond academia into rich biblical and theological exploration. Its museums and collections, such as the Archaeology Museum and Billy Graham Center Museum, offer public access to historic and spiritual artifacts. Additionally, the Marion E. Wade Center and Buswell Memorial Library serve as cultural and research hubs, emphasizing the works of iconic Christian authors and Shakespeare’s Christian dimensions.

A Seamless Walk from Luxury to Learning

A half-mile journey separates our luxury Wheaton apartments from the expansive 80-acre campus, offering a serene walk to education and growth. Ideal for both students and faculty, Wheaton 121 stands as a premier choice for those affiliated with the college. Discover more about our luxurious living spaces in Wheaton and schedule your tour today.

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