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Whittier College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,520
Total Undergrads
Including 27 Part-time
453
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

11
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $31,630)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $31,040)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 15 14 - -
Football 87 - - -
Golf 13 - - -
Lacrosse 35 17 - -
Soccer 31 24 - -
Softball - 19 - -
Swimming and Diving 23 32 - -
Tennis 15 13 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 31 26 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 21 - -
Volleyball - 17 - -
Water Polo 21 22 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.5%
Hispanic 23.9%
Non-resident alien 1.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 23.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 37.0%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Whittier College

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 16
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Mathew from Downey, CA
  • 2
  • The dorms are small. The dorms are expensive. As with most colleges, the dorms are not especially comfortable, feature communal bathrooms, and can occasionally be louder than they should. On the…

  • Jun-08-2013 Read More
  • Liz from Whittier, CA
  • 3
  • I am a commuter, so I don't know what dorm life is like personally. With that being said, I can say what I have heard from other students. Socially, living…

  • Jul-21-2012 Read More
  • Jae from San Diego, CA
  • 5
  • Dorm Life is an amazing experience at Whittier. The rooms are much larger than typical college dorms and the Residential Life staff is amazing. Dorm life, especially as a freshman,…

  • Sep-05-2012 Read More
  • Unknown
  • 4
  • If you're a freshman and you want your sleep...try to get into Johnson Hall. Stauffer (the bigger dorm on campus for freshman) is super loud...so get ear plugs...also get a…

  • Mar-19-2012 Read More
  • anonymous
  • 1
  • Dorms are very poor. The freshman dorms have no air-conditioning, which can be bothersome during hot days. The school also crowds students by creating triples out of double rooms. …

  • Jun-29-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Alexis
  • Aug-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dinning is awesome. It is a buffet style everyday and there is a variety of foods you can eat. There is also a place where you can eat at if you not do not want to eat in the cafeteria. This place also have a variety of things you can eat such as, snacks, drinks, little lunch meals, coffee, tea, and etc.

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  • 4
  • Chantelle Channel
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is great on most days and there is a variety to choose from everyday.

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  • 5
  • Joseph from Whittier, CA
  • Jan-23-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It is nice being centrally located in the middle of whittier because we have fine dinging or fast food. There is a lot to choose from but one of the local spots is IN'N'OUT burger.

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  • 3
  • Joshua from Hacienda Heights, CA
  • Jan-03-2014 I am a current student here

    There are mixed reviews from the food on campus, especially with regard to the main eating area known as the campus inn. The food there is based on being healthy so there is little focus on making the food actually taste good by the use of spices and butter. When I ate there I found myself eating the pepperoni pizza most of the time and since it was costing nine dollars per lunch at a buffet where not much is appetizing, I found myself eating off campus. It is unfortunate that if you plan to live on campus you are obligated to pay for a meal plan that you may not want to use.

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  • 4
  • Sara from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-30-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a cafeteria on campus in which students can eat by purchasing a meal plan. We also have a place called the Spot in which is a mini mart to buy different food selections. There are other food places that are within walking distance from the school.

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  • 3
  • Andres from Whittier, CA
  • Sep-04-2013 I am a current student here

    I eat at home, but the food at the spot is good, cafe like. The Cafeteria I heard gets old and is not that good.

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  • 3
  • UNK
  • Jun-08-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at The Spot ( Flex points from meal plan, cash or debit) is pretty good, but the Campus Inn (meal plan) food is blah. Good options at the Spot, but gets tiring, and the food is not that healthy.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Joseph from Whittier, CA
  • Jan-23-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Are greek life's are known as Societies and they are Athenians, Ionians, Metaphonians, Palmers, Thalians for women and for men we have Franklins, Orthogonians, and the William Penns

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  • 0
  • UNK
  • Jun-08-2013 I am a current student here

    The closest thing to greek life on campus are this sorority and fraternity like groups called societies. Theres like one co-ed society and the rest are split. There are some pretty cool peeps in them just make sure this is truly for you before you join.

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  • 0
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  • May-19-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of events hosted by societies on campus which I hear are very interesting. It's all very secretive to outsiders so not much can be said. Pledging season is quite a sight though.

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  • 0
  • Robert from Indio, CA
  • Mar-14-2013 I am a current student here

    There are numerous fraternities and sororities at Whittier College. There's a little something for everyone.

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  • 0
  • Francisco from Chicago, IL
  • Oct-12-2012 I am a current student here

    Whittier College does not participate in the Greek system, however we have our own Society system. It is smaller than the Greek system and it provides closer interaction among current Society members and the alumni. There is a very close connection among current members and alumni which is highly useful for post graduation.

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  • 0
  • Rachael from Victorville, CA
  • Aug-22-2012 I am a current student here

    Whittier College does not have Greek life, but we do have societies. Societies are pretty similar to fraternities and sororities, but they are not affiliated with the Greek program. There are eleven societies on campus and it is a great way to meet other people and network with other students and organizations.

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