Whittier College

Whittier, CA

Whittier College

Whittier, CA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$49,314

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,131
Declined 3,102
Total Received 7,233
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Private

1,776

undergraduate students

57

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,833
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational

75-acre campus in Whittier (population: 86,838), 20 miles from Los Angeles. Air serves Los Angeles; train serves Fullerton (15 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Los Angeles International, Ontario, John Wayne

Whittier College
13406 East Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA
90608

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Hispanic Students Association
  • Hawaiian Islander Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Asian Students Association
  • Environment & Sustainability - Raising Awareness for the Environment / Urban Agriculture / Food Recovery Network

Top Events

  • Spring Sing
  • Sportsfest
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
91%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
32%
500-599
48%
400-499
15%
700-800
4%
600-699
23%
500-599
57%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.59

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,131
Declined 3,102
Total Received 7,233

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
standardized test scores
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,637

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,924
Additional fees $390
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,000
Total $51,314
Average Financial Aid - $5,637
Total with Avg. Aid $45,677
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
American Literature (United States)
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Chinese Language and Literature
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

1,833

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

1,776
students

Female
56%
1,002

Male
44%
774

3%

57
students

Female
47%
27

Male
37%
21

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,748
students

Female
57%
986

Male
43%
762

2%

28
students

Female
58%
16

Male
42%
12

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 79%
Student 4 year graduation rate 66%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

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
51%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

82

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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