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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Whittier is an above-average private college located in Whittier, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,640 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Whittier acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Business, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 69% of students, Whittier alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601
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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

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$26,764/ 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
$28,841/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,640Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
41
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Diverse
    29%
  • Diverese
    26%
  • Eager, friendly and hardworking
    24%
  • Interesting
    6%
  • Quality and personable Proffesors
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
66%
Poll
34%
of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    62%
  • A place to learn and grow.
    16%
  • United
    14%
  • Indifferent to the students presence and safety
    3%
  • Inefficient
    3%
  • Terrible
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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
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CAAS, Center for Advising and Academic Success, is always providing students with different events. Some of the workshops include resume building, adjusting to college,and more.Whittier College uses Handshake so if you get Work Study in your Financial Aid Packet then you go on Handshake and apply to different on campus jobs.
The classes are small so you get to know your Professor better as well as get one on one help if needed. The Professors all have Office Hours sometime during the week. Office Hours are there so that if a student has a problem or needs an answer they can reach the professor easily during those hours.
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I am going into my Junior year at Whittier College and I can tell anyone who is considering it as there school, or is already planning to attend in the Fall, that it is an excellent choice. This is especially true if you are looking for a campus where it is easy to meet people and is not overly congested with a large student population. Here you can make genuine connections with fellow students and professors/faculty that you will most likely see on a day-to-day basis. There are also plenty of advantages to going to a private college with a smaller than average student body: smaller class sizes that allow you to make a deeper, more personal connection with educators, a decent sized campus that is easy to navigate, plenty of recreational activities throughout the school year to help alleviate stress, and so much more.
I think I made the right choice coming to Whittier. I am absolutely in love with the campus and overall atmosphere of the school. I was worried about the size at first (it is quite small), but after attending my first semester I enjoy the fact that it allows for a more community-like experience. Everyone is so kind and welcoming. I also feel secure yet free. The food at the CI is amazing, there are so much options to choose from. I loved all my professors and classes so far. Also, uptown Whittier it just a close walk! It’s my favorite place to just Rome around when I’m bored!