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Whittier College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$12,902/ year
Poll
29%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.35 responses
Poll
55%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.69 responses

Food

Campus Food
C
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,918/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 118 responses
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  • Chicken parmesan
    21%
  • Curly fries
    14%
  • Chicken Tenders
    12%
  • Pizza
    11%
  • The Spot- The Dining Facility really sucks.
    10%
  • Quesdillas
    8%
  • Omelets
    6%
37%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.35 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
C+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 34 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    29%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    62%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    6%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    3%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
85%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.53 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 28 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    29%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    57%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    11%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 42 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    33%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    45%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    19%
  • Not very visible.
    2%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Track and Field: X-Country, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Track and Field: Outdoor, Water Polo, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Water Polo, Swimming and Diving, Softball, Track and Field: Outdoor, Soccer
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 66 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    0%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    32%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    58%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    11%
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Fair
    32%
  • Homecoming Weekend
    26%
  • Sports Fest
    21%
  • Barrister's Ball
    11%
  • Pledging Events
    11%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B-
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 37 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    0%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    22%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    57%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    19%
  • Parties? What parties?
    3%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 18 responses
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  • PENNtronic
    44%
  • I don't party
    28%
  • Barrister' Ball
    11%
  • Franklinstein
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%
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