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November 5, 2020

Wheaton College Joins Tuition Rewards

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Wheaton College Joins Tuition RewardsWheaton College, ranked as the nation's #1 Christian college, according to EdSmart, has become the 25th private college in Illinois to join the SAGE Tuition Rewards consortium. Ed Smart's rankings are based on academics; retention rate; average net cost; and, average salary 10 years after graduation. 80% of new freshman at Wheaton graduate in four years, 88% within five years and 89% within six years.

Located 25 miles west of Chicago, Wheaton is the academic home for high-achieving, globally diverse, intellectually ambitious, deeply faithful Christians who want comprehensive world-class quality in an environment of curiosity, conviction, and community. Wheaton draws its 2,400 undergraduates 50 states, 43 countries and more than 55 church denominations. 73% of students are from out-of-state.

Undergrads can choose from 40+ majors in the liberal arts and sciences and six in the Conservatory of Music. Among the most popular majors are biblical studies, biology, communications, economics, engineering, health services and psychology. Wheaton ranks 9th among 900+ U.S. liberal arts colleges for the number of graduates who go on to earn doctorate degrees.

Founded in 1860, Wheaton offers 21 intercollegiate sports opportunities; 13 different sports have been nationally ranked over the past 5 years. The College has won six NCAA Division III champions – in women's soccer (three), men's soccer (two) and men's basketball.

Niche ranks Wheaton the #1 liberal arts college in Illinois. The SAGE consortium now includes 22 member colleges affiliated with Colleges That Change Lives and 60 members affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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