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Whittier College
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  • 4 Year
  • WHITTIER, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Whittier College intends to return to in-person classes starting in fall 2021. The fall semester will also mark the time when most staff will be back working on campus. Residential halls will be open at full capacity. Learn More

Report Card

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

About

13406 E PHILADELPHIA STREET
WHITTIER, CA 90608
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Whittier College

Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.

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Whittier College Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
57%
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
$26,363 / 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
$32,748 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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. 55 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 55 responses

Majors

Pre-Physical Therapy at Whittier College

Kinesiology delivers critical training for some of the most in-demand professions today. Kinesiology is the study of human movement, which encompasses the scientific disciplines of Movement Anatomy, Biomechanics, Motor Learning & Control, and Exercise Physiology. Students also study the mental, motivational, & sociological aspects of sport and exercise in Psychology and Sociology of Sport courses.

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
    9%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,748 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
28
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Diverese
    27%
  • Eager, friendly and hardworking
    24%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Quality and personable Proffesors
    5%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
63%
Poll
33%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 66 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 76 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Diverse
    59%
  • A place to learn and grow.
    20%
  • United
    12%
  • Indifferent to the students presence and safety
    2%
  • Inefficient
    2%
  • No idea what they are doing
    2%
  • Terrible
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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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