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Whittier College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,288 students

72% admitted

  • 2,036 full time
  • 252 part time
  • 981 men full time
  • 1,055 women full time
  • 2,990 applied
  • 2,138 admitted
  • 427 enrolled

1,520 Undergraduates

$44,184 tuition/year

  • 758 Graduates
  • 10 Non-Degree
  • $44,184 in state
  • $590 fees
  • $12,902 room & board
  • $800 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Mathew from Downey, CA
  • 0
  • Whittier has a wonderful campus community, varied (free) resources, generous financial aid funding, and a body of professors who genuinely care about their students. The only potential drawback is that…

  • Jun-08-2013 Read More
  • Katie from Long Beach, CA
  • 0
  • They give out tons of merit based aid, but will charge you for EVERYTHING from a clogged toilet to parking in the wrong spot. A very close-knit student body. Not…

  • Jan-14-2014 Read More
  • Liz from Whittier, CA
  • 0
  • Whittier College is a great school for students who want a closer relationship with their professors because class sizes are very small. The campus is set in the suburban city…

  • Jul-21-2012 Read More
  • Jae from San Diego, CA
  • 0
  • Whittier College is great for a student who is looking for a small school with a closely knit student body. Whittier offers incredible oppurtunities to get involved both on and…

  • Sep-05-2012 Read More
  • Sara from Los Angeles, CA
  • 0
  • Most classes are small enough in which you are able to get to know your professor. Being in peer mentor groups in your first year help freshmen get to know…

  • Dec-30-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Michele from Whittier, CA
  • Aug-17-2011 I am a current student here

    I am living off campus right now which explains why I do not give this section five stars. If you get involved with campus clubs, activities, or sports, you are sure to love being here. For being a smaller school, it still has so much to offer, such as, theater, sports, dances, and even radio.

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  • 5
  • Christina from Los Angeles, CA
  • Jul-06-2011 I am a current student here

    I was accepted to 12 different colleges and university and I decided to go to Whittier College. I just completed my first year and it was the best decision I could ever make. The campus is very welcoming and there are so many ways to get involved. The main focus is on community and Whittier does feel like a little community full of diverse students from various cities, states and countries.

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  • Angela Botwin
  • Jun-07-2011 I am a current student here

    First semester, freshman year is a hard transition for any college student. Coming from so far away, it was even harder. I wanted to transfer after my first semester, because I was so homesick and I felt there was nothing to do with my time. I was wrong. By Jan Term and second semester I was doing plays and getting more involved, and starting to really love my time at school. Getting involved helped me meet more people, which allowed me to have more opportunities. I began visiting the beach, going into the L.A. area, going to Disneyland, even exploring uptown Whittier. Even though it was a rough start, after the adjustment period, I really started to love my time there.

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  • Mai from Alhambra, CA
  • May-25-2011 I am a current student here

    i enjoy being here, because I get to meet new people who i never dream of meeting. I learn from my peers and professor and i adapt to the college community. I learn more about myself and push myself into working hard.

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  • Alexa from CA
  • Mar-20-2011 I am a current student here

    Whittier is conveniently located in the quaint town of Whittier. The school is surrounded by many small shops and restaurants, never allowing its inhabitants and visitors the opportunity of boredom. The surrounding area is very lively with friendly people. On campus, there is always an event going on. Every weekend, students are provided the opportunity to further socialize with their classmates during game nights, dances, intramurals, and performances. With the smaller population of students, close relationships are established, promoting a family bond amongst students. The students at Whittier are extremely welcoming and integrating amongst a new crowd is easy. Whittier is a great place to be!

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