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WHITTIER COLLEGE, WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA

Whittier, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  1700Enrollment

Whittier College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Founded in the year 1887, Whittier College is a private, liberal arts educational institution in California, United States. The college through challenging, interactive courses equips students to make connections across disciplines, integrate learning with practical application and understand cultural perspectives. It is also one of a very few colleges to have graduated in the USA. President. American President Richard M. Nixon graduated from Whittier College.

Whittier college campus

Whittier College Rankings

Whittier College has been conferred the following ranks by various ranking agencies:

  • US News & World Report
    • #105 in National Liberal Arts Colleges (tie)
    • #75 in Best Value Schools
    • #22 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)
  • Times Higher Education: #275 US Rankings 2020

Highlights

Institution TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
Endowment97.3 million USD
Cost of Attendance$61,797
Campus Housing Capacity50%
Student Retention Rate76%
Admission Helpdeskadmission@whittier.edu, 888-200-0369

Whittier College Programs

  • The Whittier College offers undergraduate academic degree programs in more than 30 majors. Apart from undergraduate programs, the college also offers a graduate program in education.
  • The most popular majors of the college are Social Science; Management; Business; Marketing; Psychology; Fitness Studies, etc.
  • The students at Whittier College are also provided with the option to pursue an academic or interdisciplinary minor to supplement their knowledge in other areas.
  • The students who are interested in an alternative path of career can apply for Whittier Scholars Program where they get an opportunity to design their own major.

Whittier College Campus 

  • The campus of Whittier College is situated on the eastern edge of historic uptown Whittier, which is about 12 miles southeast of the city of Los Angeles. The size of the campus is 75 acres.
  • The Office of Student Engagement of the college looks after the student-centered activities on campus. The activities range from outdoor movie nights to academic and fun field trips.
  • There are more than 80 active student clubs and societies on campus including identity clubs, arts-related clubs, general interest clubs and many more.
  • The Counseling Center of the college looks after the students’ mental well-being and helps them to cope up with the challenges in their daily lives.

Whittier College Residence

  • A vast majority of the students of Whittier College lives on campus. The college has a total of eight residential halls. Each of the halls has an individual architectural style and interior décor.
  • All the residential halls include common lounge areas, fireplaces, internet access, cable television and basic cooking facilities.
  • A few residential halls of the college houses themed communities thereby providing a supportive, living and learning environment for students with common interests and life experience. While the rest of the halls are reserved for upperclassmen or first and second-year students.
  • The students residing on campus are required to participate in the campus meal plan by opting for a 10, 15, or 19 meals per week plan.
  • Apart from the on-campus accommodation options, students may try exploring off-campus accommodation options in the US equipped with similar facilities that too at an affordable cost.

Whittier College Application Process

Students thinking of taking admission at Whittier College must take care of the following points before making an application:

  • Application Portal:
    • UG Students: Coalition Application or Common Application
    • Graduate Students: Online application at the respective program page
  • English Proficiency Test Scores:
    • TOEFL: 80
    • IELTS: 6.5; SAT:550
  • UG Application Requirements:
    • First-year Application
    • Letter of Recommendation from a current or recent teacher
    • Secondary School Report from a college counsellor
    • Official High School Transcripts
    • Test Scores: ACT scores or equivalent SAT scores
    • International Financial Certification Form
  • Graduate Application Requirements:
    • Completed Application
    • Two letters of recommendations
    • Admission essay
    • College transcripts
    • Test Scores: GRE scores or GMAT scores as per the program requirements
    • Resume
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%
    • Graduation Rate: 60%

Whittier College Cost of Attendance

On average, students enrolled at Whittier College may have to incur the following expenses for one academic year.

ExpensesCost in USD
Tuition48,924
Room and Board14,154
Cost of Books800 (may vary)
Meals6,624 (19 meals per week)

Whittier College International Student Scholarships

  • Only limited amount of financial aid is available for international students. The available scholarships do not cover the entire cost of funding of education at Whittier College.
  • International applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships at the time of admission. These awards are renewable and range in value from 8,000 USD to full tuition fee.
  • The college also offers Talent Scholarships in art, music, and theatre. The value of the scholarship ranges from 1,000 to 12,000 USD.
  • Additionally, for the maximum benefits, international students can consider applying for various external scholarships for international students in the US.
  • The students from foreign countries are also eligible for jobs on campus. They may be awarded work-study awards as part of a financial aid package.

Whittier College Alumni

  • The alumni of the Whittier College get to be the part of distinguished alumni body of the college and avail various services like career services, free access to Wardman Library; various fitness and sports facilities, etc.
  • A few notable alumni: Richard M. Nixon: 37th President of the United States; Anthony Malinosky: Baseball Player; Alma Martinez: Television and Film actress

Whittier College Placement

  • The Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development of the college offers a number of career services both for alumni as well as undergraduates. The students are provided access to Handshake, an online database of jobs with daily listings.
  • The median starting salary of alumni at Whittier College is $48,100.
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Whittier College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2262
FAFSA Code001342
Application Cost$50
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$45,730 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score111510101220 72%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing565510620-
Mathematics550500600-
ACT242127 40%

Whittier College Acceptance Rate

74.1%

Acceptance Rate

5773

Total Applicants

2262

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.6%

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58.4%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program74.1%
Total Applicants2241
Total Enrolled1660
Graduate
Graduate Programs74.0%
Total Applicants813
Total Enrolled602

Whittier College Enrollment

Enrollment
Whittier College Enrollment2262
Undergraduate Enrollment1660
Graduate Enrollment602
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate69.2%

Attendance Cost

$45,730

Attendance Cost

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Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$45,730 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,310 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$989 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,000 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,145 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,145 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,145 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
2722178793511
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    RANKED  #429

    Overall (National)

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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9.5/10

    10/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    10/10placements
    10/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    10/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Sophie, UNITED STATES Kinesiology
    Whittier College
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    9.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MEDICAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE AT WHITTER COLLEGE

    Well as an athlete I was scouted to this college for soccer, and initially I loved the size and how intimate it was. Also the campus was so green and covered in trees, and That's a must for me! Also the college has a super hands-on kinesiology program!


    Course Curriculum - 

    I love my major (kinesiology) every Professor I've had is very involved and excited! Also as a second year student I've started to notice how the curriculum for kinesiology classes all feed off of each other! With more detail in each course.

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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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    placement
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    13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90602
    ADDRESS

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    Bus Station

    Painter Avenue and Philadelphia Street0.17 Km
    Painter Avenue and Philadelphia Street0.2 Km
    Painter Avenue and Wardman Street0.23 Km
    Painter Avenue and Wardman Street0.23 Km
    Painter Avenue and Penn Street0.4 Km
    Hadley Street and Painter Avenue0.44 Km
    Hadley Street and Washington Boulevard0.45 Km
    Hadley Street and Friends Avenue0.52 Km
    Painter Avenue and Penn Street1176.71 Km
    Greenleaf Avenue and Hadley Street1353.97 Km
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    Super Market

    Grocery Outlet Bargain Market1.66 Km
    Vallarta Supermarkets2 Km
    Family Dollar2.73 Km
    Stater Bros. Markets4.2 Km
    Trader Joe's4.23 Km
    99 Cents Only Stores4.28 Km
    Walmart Supercenter4.46 Km
    ALDI4.47 Km
    Superior Grocers5.06 Km
    Sprouts Farmers Market5.47 Km
    Walmart Neighborhood Market6.96 Km
    Northgate Market7.07 Km
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    Airport

    Norwalk Sheriff Station Heliport7.79 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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