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Whittier College Scholarships

13406 E Philadelphia Street Tuition In/Out-State: $38,280 / $38,280 Total Fall Enrollment: 2,288
Whittier , CA 90601 Books and Supplies: $1,110 Applicants Admitted: 72%
(562) 907-4205 On-campus Room and Board: $10,948 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 95% Undergraduate Application Fee: $50 Receiving Institutional Aid: 93% , $18,943 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
  • Whittier College General Information

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    Address 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90601
    Phone Number (562) 907-4205
    Web Address
    Mission Statement -
    Type of School Four or more years, Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation None
    Highest degree offered Doctor's degree - professional practice
    Calendar Four-one-four plan
    Setting Large suburb
    Distance learning opportunities No

    Whittier College Size

    Total enrollment 2,288
    Enrolled full time 2,036
    Enrolled part time 252

    Whittier College Student Body

    Men enrolled full time 981
    Women enrolled full time 1,055
    American Indian/Alaskan Native -
    Asian/Pacific Islander -
    Black/Non-Hispanic -
    Hispanic -
    White/Non-Hispanic -
    Non-Resident Alien 1%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 23%
  • Whittier College Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number -
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $50
    Applied 2,990
    Admitted 2,138
    Enrolled 427
    Admitted % 72%

    Whittier College Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Required
    Secondary school rank Required
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Required
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

    Whittier College Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 79%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 480
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 580
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 480
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 590
    Students submitting ACT 37%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 20
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 26
  • Whittier College Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $38,280
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $38,280
    Books and Supplies $1,110
    On-campus room and board $10,948
    Off-campus room and board $9,664

    Whittier College Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 95%
    Receiving Federal Grants 34% , $5,561 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 93% , $18,943 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 68% , $8,638 on average
  • Whittier College Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

    Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Biochemistry 1 0 0
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 21 0 0
    Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Business Administration and Management, General 44 0 0
    Education Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Education, General 0 58 0
    English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master Doctorate
    English Language and Literature, General 21 0 0
    Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Child Development 19 0 0
    Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
    French Language and Literature 3 0 0
    Spanish Language and Literature 12 0 0
    History Bachelor Master Doctorate
    History, General 20 0 0
    Legal Professions and Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Law 0 0 135
    Programs for Foreign Lawyers 0 4 0
    Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Mathematics, General 5 0 0
    Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
    International/Global Studies 5 0 0
    Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Environmental Science 3 0 0
    Environmental Studies 1 0 0
    Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Health and Physical Education, General 21 0 0
    Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Philosophy 8 0 0
    Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Chemistry, General 4 0 0
    Physics, General 3 0 0
    Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Psychology, General 22 0 0
    Public Administration and Social Service Professions Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Social Work 9 0 0
    Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Anthropology 3 0 0
    Economics, General 10 0 0
    Political Science and Government, General 18 0 0
    Social Sciences, General 21 0 0
    Sociology 7 0 0
    Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Art/Art Studies, General 12 0 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 9 0 0
    Music, General 5 0 0
  • Whittier College Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline No closing date
    Priority application deadline February 1
    Fall application deadline -
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due -
    SAT Subject score report due -
    College will notify student by December 30
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit May 1

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline March 1
    Financial aid deadline June 30
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about -
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by June 1

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline -
    College will notify student of early decision by -
    Early action deadline December 1
    College will notify student of early action by December 30

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline April 15
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline February 1
    Transfer application closing date -
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by -
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Freshmen Scholarship

Scholarship Description
Entering first-year students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of their admission to Whittier College. Notification of merit scholarships will be sent to students after they have been admitted to the College.
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Each fall, Whittier hosts a special, invitation-only Honors Weekend for outstanding high school seniors. During the intensive three-day program, students compete for the prestigious John Greenleaf Whittier Academic Merit Scholarship awards, valued up to full tuition.
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