Whittier College
Whittier, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate
5,773
Students Applied
69%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
188
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Other
Regular Decision Priority Deadline
February 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
77%
Out-Of-State Students
23%
US States Represented
32
Countries Represented
27
40%
Submitting ACT
72%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1138
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
600
Reading
25th
510
75th
620
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
32%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
18
Top 25%
34
Top 50%
93

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@whittier.edu
Admissions Telephone: 888-200-0369
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
If you are looking into colleges, be sure to drive through Whittier and visit the college. Once you see it I am sure you will fall in love. The campus is beautiful and tours are always available upon request. You will notice that the campus is small, which makes it a safer environment and easier to get around. The library is a must-see and so is the President's house which can be found up the hill past the gym. If you stick around long enough you may even see pass by her in the upper quad, or perhaps you may want to stop in the cafeteria and eat alongside some of the professors. Like I said, Whittier is a very special, tightly-knit community!
Ashley from CA
Get ready to be known well. As you always see the same faces, if not, familiar faces over and over. It is only a month of my time here, I see the same faces over and over and over. Other than that, just get ready to relax and have a good time.
Ridwan from Van Nuys, CA
Get used to having a lot of kids around: I went to the children's school (K-8th) on the college campus and this campus was like our kingdom. education major college students worked in our classrooms all the time and we attended many of our classes in college buildings quite regularly. It makes for a pleasant ecosystem and a very unique experience for everyone involved.
Caitlyn from Whittier, CA
Taking a campus tour helps prospective students get a glimpse of their future college choice. Grades are not everything and remember to join clubs or sports or do volunteer opportunities that sets you apart from everyone else.
Sara from Los Angeles, CA
If you are a prosepctive student my first piece of advice is to find as much financial aid as possible. Whittier as an amazing school, however, the cost of attendence is quite a burden. The good news is that the school offers a whole lot of financial aid, but still it is smart to apply for as many scholarships and outside money as possible. Another piece of advice is that for living options, especially as a freshman, the best place is on campus. Commuters are not as involved in the college life as those who live on campus. My last piece of advice is that, if you can, try and join a sport. The athletic program is a very close group of amazing people. Joining a sport is your best bet at making a good group of friends and helps with getting involved on campus. Societys are also a good option for those who are not into athletics.
Jae from San Diego, CA
if you are a prospective students, i suggest for you to have fun. Do not worry, but work hard. Especially in exams, you got to study and do the reading assignment it is because they are really important to your grade.
Mai from Alhambra, CA
These is substantial financial aid, and the better your gpa the higher merit scholarship you will get, and it is guaranteed for 4 years so high GPA greatly lowers the cost of attendance. If you don't have stellar grades however there are many automatic scholarships and endowments the school can get for you. A little proactivity goes a long way though.
Dennis from Lakewood, CA
GET A PEER MENTOR.
Whittier College is not a party school, but its not boring either.
The Wanberg Cellar has an arcade and a sports game center.
Parking Permits are available through Campus Safety and free.
Buy a meal plan to eat at the Campus Inn. Its an extra cost outside of tuition, but worth it.
Live on campus if you can afford the extra cost. Commuting is tiring and hell on gas.
Mailboxes are available for all students, so get one so your family can send you mail. My gramma used to send me birthday cards and gift cards to my campus mailbox.
Look for internship fairs and apply for work-study. The hiring fairs usually happen a few days before classes start and finding a job after classes start is difficult.
Rachel from Lakewood, CA
Don't expect to be able to get away with having your phone out or missing class, professors will notice.
Fernando from Bell Gardens, CA
-Get involved with clubs on campus.
-Do a work study
-Join a sport
Joseph from Whittier, CA