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Whittier College

Whittier, CA, USA
3.81 Average Rating

Whittier College is a private, hispanic-serving institution is located in Whittier, CA, with a mission to "prepare students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society." The liberal arts curriculum framework is centered around the four utmost values the school has, which are community, communication, cultural perspectives, and connections. Students can choose between 30 majors and concentrations, or design their own through the Whittier Scholars Program. The college has selective admissions and The Princeton Review lists Whittier as one of the Best Western Colleges. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
77%
Out of State Students
21%
0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1057
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018 May 1, 2019
Other February 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,904
Total Number of Undergrads
1,681
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
69%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,764
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$48,086
Out-of-State Tuition
$48,086
0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,841
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
Seattle
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
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 off-campus. I am in love with this college and am so glad I chose to come here.
Jae from San Diego, CA
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 others quickly. The financial aid staff help students with any questions or confusion they may have.
Sara from Los Angeles, CA

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