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Whittier College
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  • 4 Year
  • WHITTIER, CA

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Report Card

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

About

13406 E PHILADELPHIA STREET
WHITTIER, CA 90601
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.

With only 1,600 students, 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

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,647 / 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
$32,820 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
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. 57 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 57 responses

Majors

Poet eSports

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Poet eSports is one of the most active clubs on campus!

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    8%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,455 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
35
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Diverese
    26%
  • Eager, friendly and hardworking
    24%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Quality and personable Proffesors
    5%
  • uninterested in academics
    5%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
35%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 68 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Diverse
    56%
  • A place to learn and grow.
    19%
  • United
    12%
  • Inefficient
    5%
  • No idea what they are doing
    5%
  • Indifferent to the students presence and safety
    2%
  • Terrible
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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Rating 3.54 out of 5  777 reviews
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