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 1,579 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Whittier acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 64% of students, Whittier alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.48 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management81 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies46 Graduates
Political Science and Government41 Graduates
Social Sciences26 Graduates
Child Development21 Graduates
Spanish Language and Literature18 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services15 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
Whittier College Reviews
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!
Whittier College has a fun and studious environment that is safe to live. uptown Whittier is nearby making it accessible to small cafes, a movie theatre, and boutiques etc. It has adequate resources for students with disabilities. Residential life is located on campus, making it easy for students who live on campus to get to class on time. In addition, there is a three-story library with access to computers, printers, study rooms, and MADLAB where students can rent laptops, chargers, and HDMI cords. For freshman, there are career fairs during orientation week. The Whittier College Career Center offers multiple job opportunities to Poets (Whittier College Students). There is a fine balance of healthy food at the C.I. (Campus Inn). There is also a bookstore, where you can order your textbooks, stationary, etc. Whittier College has events that occur throughout the year. They include talent showcases, a variety of graduation ceremonies and just dance now competitions for freshman.
As a freshman here, so far I can say that the college is friendly and the classes are interesting. Residence halls are old, dirty, and I've seen bugs in them, so they're definitely not the best. The food here is really good, at least in my opinion! I'm overall enjoying my time here so far.