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Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.
Whittier College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
Kinesiology and Exercise Science51 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods21 Graduates
Child Development18 Graduates
Political Science and Government17 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production12 Graduates
Pre-Physical Therapy at Whittier College
Kinesiology delivers critical training for some of the most in-demand professions today. Kinesiology is the study of human movement, which encompasses the scientific disciplines of Movement Anatomy, Biomechanics, Motor Learning & Control, and Exercise Physiology. Students also study the mental, motivational, & sociological aspects of sport and exercise in Psychology and Sociology of Sport courses.
- of students say they don't have Greek life.64 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
Whittier College Reviews
Professors at Whittier are easily accessible and always willing to help outside of class. One aspect of the school I will always be grateful for was how amazing our faculty was when it came to helping you learn and grow as a student.
The college taught me not only how to be mindful, become a better problem-solver, and critical thinker. But most importantly, how to build meaningful relationships. Through all the vicissitudes and changes that occurred in the U.S. during my four years here, it was great to see how students from all walks of life developed relationships, came together and learned from one another.
If you are looking for a highly diverse school that will challenge you, allow you to feel valued and respected on campus, and provide you a purposeful liberal arts education, consider Whittier College.