B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Whittier College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercoll 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
69%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$25,638/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,021/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,761/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,839/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,801/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,094/ year
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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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,579Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Diverese
    30%
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Eager, friendly and hardworking
    23%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Quality and personable Proffesors
    7%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Nerdy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
34%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    61%
  • A place to learn and grow.
    15%
  • United
    15%
  • Indifferent to the students presence and safety
    3%
  • Inefficient
    3%
  • Terrible
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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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!
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Whittier College is very friendly and inclusive, as a campus and in the classroom. Whenever I am on campus, and I walk by any professor that I have had in the past, they say hello to me by name and will have conversation with me. There are so many opportunities to have academic help in the tutoring center, the library, and professor office hours. There is also many opportunities to speak about how one feels on anything occurring in the world. The campus is beautiful and is in the perfect part of the town of Whittier. It's so great to have my friend's be a part of my everyday experience as well.
Whittier College is such an amazing school. All the staff in the offices bring such positive vibes to the campus and make you feel welcome. This school has a really good reputation and I love to be part of that. I would not change anything about this school because everyone, even students, are there to help you succeed and become a mature adult. They make sure we are put in the right path. The professors are very nice and help us do a great job. The campus itself is beautiful with such amazing flowers and trees. It brings such a great environment.