Some of the most popular in recent years have been business, communications, English, biology, biblical studies, political science, international relations, and psychology. 1 for best cafeteria food in the nation according to the Princeton review. News & World Report ranking is lower than that of academically comparable counterparts because Wheaton is ranked lower in financial resources due to its lower tuition costs and smaller endowment.In recent years, Wheaton's overall ranking has been as high as 44. Wheaton College ranked ninth in the nation in the total number of graduates (all fields) who went on to earn doctorates (during the period of 1986–1995) according to Franklin & Marshall College's latest survey, which included more than 900 private colleges and universities.Buswell's tenure was characterized by expanding enrollment (from approximately 400 in 1925 to 1,100 in 1940), a building program, strong academic development, and a boom in the institution's reputation.It was also known for growing divisiveness over faculty scholarship and personality clashes.Wheaton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.According to The Princeton Review's "The Best 351 Colleges", "If the integration of faith and learning is what you want out of a college, Wheaton is arguably the best school in the nation with a Christ-based worldview." Students may choose from about 40 majors in many liberal arts disciplines and in the sciences.Blanchard officially separated the college from any denominational support and was responsible for its new name, given in honor of trustee and benefactor Warren L.
Graduates include conductor John Nelson, Grammy Award-winning American soprano Sylvia Mc Nair, and Wendy White of the Metropolitan Opera.All of the teaching faculty in the conservatory hold doctorates.There are approximately 200 music majors in the conservatory, with a student-faculty ratio of 7:1.In 1940, this tension led to the firing of Buswell for being, as two historians of the college put it, "too argumentative in temperament and too intellectual in his approach to Christianity." By 1950, enrollment at the college surpassed 1,600, and in the second half of the twentieth century, enrollment growth and more selective admissions accompanied athletic success, additional and improved facilities, and expanded programs.In 1951, Honey Rock, a camp in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, was purchased by the college.