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  • Neurodiverse
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General Information
501 College Ave
Wheaton , Illinois 60187-5593

Disability Resource Office

501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
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About Wheaton College

Wheaton College, located in Wheaton, Illinois, is a renowned private not-for-profit institution that has been providing a high-quality education for over 160 years. Nestled in a picturesque suburb just 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, this esteemed college offers a dynamic and enriching academic experience for its students.

As an institution dedicated to higher learning, Wheaton College consistently upholds its commitment to intellectual rigor and the integration of faith and learning. With a strong emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences, students at Wheaton are encouraged to explore a wide range of disciplines and develop critical thinking skills that will serve them well in their future pursuits.

Wheaton College is distinguished for its academically challenging environment, which is fostered by a world-class faculty who are passionate about teaching and mentoring their students. With approximately 2,400 undergraduate students and an impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, students benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention from their professors.

Offering over 40 major fields of study across various disciplines, students at Wheaton College have the opportunity to pursue their academic passions and tailor their educational experience to their individual interests. From the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences and pre-professional programs, the breadth and depth of academic offerings ensure a well-rounded education.

In addition to its academic excellence, Wheaton College nurtures a vibrant campus community that is supportive and engaging. The college provides numerous extracurricular activities, including over 100 student organizations, club sports, and intramural competitions, ensuring that students can pursue their interests and develop meaningful relationships outside the classroom.

Furthermore, Wheaton College is deeply rooted in its Christian heritage and seeks to integrate faith and learning. Students have the opportunity to participate in chapel services, spiritual formation groups, and various ministries that foster spiritual growth and a sense of community.

Beyond the campus boundaries, Wheaton College students benefit from its proximity to Chicago. As one of the largest and most diverse cities in the United States, Chicago offers a wealth of cultural, entertainment, and career opportunities. Whether attending world-class museums, exploring diverse neighborhoods, or interning in leading industries, students can take full advantage of the city’s offerings while still enjoying the peaceful and safe environment of Wheaton.

In conclusion, Wheaton College is a highly respected institution that combines academic excellence, faith integration, and a vibrant campus community. With a commitment to empowering students to think critically, pursue their passions, and grow spiritually, Wheaton offers a well-rounded education that prepares graduates for success in their careers and lives. Located in the charming suburb of Wheaton, Illinois, students can benefit from both the peacefulness of this close-knit community and the endless opportunities presented by the nearby city of Chicago.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations