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Whittier College
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  • 4 Year
  • WHITTIER, CA

Direct Admissions

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade D+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

13406 E PHILADELPHIA ST
WHITTIER, CA 90602
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Whittier College

Whittier College, a four-year school between Downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Disney, offers more than 50 majors (including the option to design your own major), 40 minors, and a serene campus with million dollar views.

Whittier students enjoy small classes, personalized attention throughout their college experience, and a clear path to graduation. And, students who have completed at least 30 transferable units at a California Community College and have maintained at least a 2.9 cumulative GPA receive guaranteed admission and reduced tuition.

More importantly, students who live within 30 miles of Whittier College aren't required to live on campus - allowing you to enjoy life at home and a full college experience at the same time.

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Whittier College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
1120-1340
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,091 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$32,645 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 45 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 61 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 61 responses

Majors

Whittier College Named One of The Top 10 Performers in Social Mobility

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Whittier was ranked #8 in the country for social mobility, among liberal arts colleges. It's no wonder why: the College emphasizes personal attention, so students receive individual support from orientation to graduation. In the end, Whittier graduates students from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds who are prepared to make meaningful differences in their communities and careers.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
787 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
26
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Eager, friendly and hardworking
    26%
  • Diverese
    23%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Quality and personable Proffesors
    5%
  • uninterested in academics
    5%
  • Nerdy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
38%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 72 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Diverse
    51%
  • A place to learn and grow.
    23%
  • United
    11%
  • Inefficient
    4%
  • No idea what they are doing
    4%
  • Terrible
    4%
  • Indifferent to the students presence and safety
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 29 responses

Whittier College Reviews

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