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Wheaton College, Illinois

Wheaton College is a private, Christian college located in Wheaton, Illinois that was founded in 1860.

Known as the "Harvard of the Evangelicals," this academically challenging school is made up of approximately 2,400 undergraduate students. These students come from all 50 states and 44 different countries. Its motto "For Christ and His Kingdom" is proudly displayed on its front lawn across from the Billy Graham Center, named after the college's most well-known graduate. As a Wheaton professor said, "The Billy Graham Center is like colonial architecture on steroids." However, its most famous building is Blanchard Hall, named after the founder of Wheaton College, who hoped to create a building much like ones seen on the campus of Oxford University. Students who become engaged, celebrate an anniversary, or simply pay a twenty dollar deposit may ring the bell in Blanchard Tower to celebrate momentous occasions.