Whittier College

Whittier, CA

Whittier College

Whittier, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$49,514

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,644
Declined 1,394
Total Received 5,038
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Private

1,841

undergraduate students

96

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,937
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational

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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: Large town

Whittier College
13406 East Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA
90608

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,644
Declined 1,394
Total Received 5,038

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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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

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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Financial Aid

95%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$31,944

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,924
Housing $8,054
Food $6,824
Additional fees $590
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $65,392
Average Financial Aid - $31,944
Total with Avg. Aid $33,448

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,518,104
State $5,243,272
Institutional $27,196,380
Other external $164,544
Total $36,122,300

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $17,775,853
Other external $191,140
Total $17,966,993

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 562 907-4285
fao@whittier.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes
Water polo yes yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Western Water Polo Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business Statistics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Child Development. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Political Science
  3. English

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,937

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

1,841
students

Female
56%
1,030

Male
44%
811

5%

96
students

Female
66%
63

Male
34%
33

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,801
students

Female
56%
1,007

Male
44%
794

2%

40
students

Female
57%
23

Male
42%
17

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
50%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

9%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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