Tuition & Fees

$44,184

$44,184

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,251
Declined + 1,941
Total Received 5,192
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Private (nonprofit)

1,650

undergraduate students

539

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Political Science
  3. English
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Codes

SAT 4952
ACT 0480

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
37%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
41%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
53%
12-17
6%
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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 2,189
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: 86,635), 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

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 9% of male students
 
5 sororities 14% of female students

% 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
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
37%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
41%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
53%
12-17
6%

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

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,251
Declined + 1,941
Total Received 5,192

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
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 $2,893,451
State $4,428,609
Institutional $19,999,026
Other external $248,634
Total $27,569,720

Non-need-based

Federal $79,151
State
Institutional $13,287,005
Other external $740,690
Total $14,106,846

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.
Applied Philosophy
Art
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Comparative Cultures
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science
French
History
International Studies
Kinesthetic Leisure 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

75%

1,650
students

Female
56%
925

Male
44%
725

Graduate

25%

539
students

Female
61%
329

Male
39%
210

undergraduateFull-time

98%

1,623
students

Female
57%
910

Male
43%
713

undergraduatePart-time

2%

27
students

Female
56%
15

Male
44%
12

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
44%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

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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