Whittier College
Whittier, CA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,987
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
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
57%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
95%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
40%
59%
Ethnicity

African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
9%
White
47%
Hispanic
33%
Multi-Racial
2%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
Be an adult. Come prepared to study hard and do the work, and you'll do fine.
Rachel from Lakewood, CA
Most classes are writing intensive.
Fernando from Bell Gardens, CA
Whittier College is know for a lot of extensive research and writing.
Joseph from Whittier, CA
challenging classes with very knowledgeable professors and even outside experts
Caitlyn from Whittier, CA
Entering college they do give students a good workload of homework in which students are constantly busy by it. The professors do give homework in which to prepare students for their specific major.
Sara from Los Angeles, CA
Academics at Whittier are what you make of them. Classes are not very difficult, however they can be academically challenging. Whittier is not a school where you can get by with doing nothing and because of the small classes it is practically impossible to skip class. As in all schools you will have both good and bad teachers. Thankfully I have experienced more good than bad. One thing that students who will be attending Whittier should be aware of is that the academics are very focused on developing writing skills. Personally, I do not enjoy writing essays, so when I found this out I was a bit nervous. However, teachers plan very well so that students are not procrastinating on essays and the grading system is much easier than I expected. The best part is that many teachers allow rewrites, so if you fail to impress the first time, you can get their feedback and try again.
Jae from San Diego, CA