I am a sophomore at Wheaton North HS. Its legit 3min away from Wheaton College. I'm debating on whether to consider Wheaton as one of my college choices. The only thing holding me back is that I lived here my WHOLE life, and anyone who does can agree its boring af. Only thing to do is to take the train to Chi-town. I have my pros and cons about the school.
-Academics are well known and ranked
-Athletics are REAL popular for a DIII school
-I have loved Wheaton College since I was five
-I hope to play soccer there(the womens team is amazing and I go to the games all the time)
-Lots of people from my hs and local hs around us go here(I will know people right off the bat)
-No parties or alcohol(I'm not a drinker or partier but I know how to have a good time)
-I live 2 min away...I need to get away from my family
-Some of the people are WAY to sheltered
-Im Christian, but these people act as if they are married to God, if know what I mean
-Lack of diversity. As many times as I drove past the campus to go to school, downtown, a friends house library etc. I have NEVER seen a black person? I'm black and I'm afriad ill be the only one haha.
-I will be bored on weekends
My top choices are(reaches):
U of Pittsburgh
U of Minnesota-Twin Cities
U of Maryland-College Park
U of Illinois-Urbana Champain
U of Mizzou-Columbia
U of Kansas
U of Iowa
Kansas State U
Michigan State U( kind of reconsidering: too many racist hate crimes against blacks have occured lately...)
So if anyone who attends Wheaton College that can give me feedback about your experience there I would love it!