Tuition & Fees

$45,720

$45,720

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,574
Declined + 1,572
Total Received 5,146
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Private (nonprofit)

1,615

undergraduate students

459

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
39%
400-499
38%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
47%
400-499
31%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
42%
400-499
41%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
31%
18-23
47%
12-17
12%
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School Facts

Whittier College, founded in 1887, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 75-acre campus is located in Whittier, 18 miles east of Los Angeles.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,074
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Whittier, CA

75-acre campus in Whittier (population: 87,318), 20 miles from Los Angeles. Air serves Los Angeles; train serves Fullerton (15 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Whittier College
13406 East Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90608

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
50%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
39%
400-499
38%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
47%
400-499
31%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
42%
400-499
41%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
10%
24-29
31%
18-23
47%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,574
Declined + 1,572
Total Received 5,146

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Kieron Miller
Director of Admission
P: 888 200-0369
F: 562 907-4870
admissions@whittier.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,821,451
State $4,323,150
Institutional $22,788,484
Other external $278,863
Total $30,211,948

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $15,918,386
Other external $183,184
Total $16,101,570

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Western Water Polo Association
Mascot
Poets
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science
French
Global/Cultural Studies
History
International Studies
Kinesiology/Nutrition Science
Law
Mathematics
Mathematics/Business
Mathematics/Teaching Credential
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts/Communications
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Undergraduate

78%

1,615
students

Female
57%
924

Male
43%
691

Graduate

22%

459
students

Female
60%
276

Male
40%
183

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,579
students

Female
58%
903

Male
42%
676

undergraduatePart-time

3%

36
students

Female
59%
21

Male
41%
15

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
46%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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