Whittier College

Whittier, CA

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.

Whittier College

Whittier, CA

Tuition & Fees

$49,514

$49,514

not including room and board

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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
56%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
42%
400-499
41%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,131
Declined + 3,102
Total Received 7,233
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Private (nonprofit)

1,776

undergraduate students

57

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

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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 1,833
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: 86,838), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
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
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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

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
56%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
42%
400-499
41%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
36%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%

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

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

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

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

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$39,393.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,924
Room $7,896
Board $6,494
Additional fees $590
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $64,904
Average Financial Aid - $39,393
Total with Avg. Aid $25,511

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 Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 562 907-4285
fao@whittier.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Julie Aldama
Director of Student Financing
jaldama@whittier.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Robert Coleman (men's)
Director Of Athletics/summer Camps Coordinator
email

Dee Dee Kingsbury (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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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

1,833

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
63%
36

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 Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
51%
Hispanic/Latino
25%
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 Admissions

58%

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
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 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

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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