Whittier College: Statistics

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#2731 of 14,131 In the World
#795 of 2,597 In North America
#728 of 2,496 In the United States
#63 of 249 In California
#1 of 3 In Whittier
#751 of 1,017 For Early Childhood Education
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Acceptance rate
82%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$22,091 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
1,325
Graduates
62
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Whittier College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Whittier College has an acceptance rate of 82% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 82% 80% 84%
Applicants 2,884 1,357 1,527
Admissions 2,379 1,090 1,289
Freshmen enrolled full time 275 134 141
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

350 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

12 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
30 or 11%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1120
or below

75% of them
had 1340
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Whittier College are 1120-1340 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
24 or 9%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Whittier College are 23-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 595 (43%)
White 286 (21%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 220 (16%)
Nonresident Alien 88 (6%)
Asian 76 (5%)
Two or more races 57 (4%)
Black or African American 56 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 6 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Whittier College is $22,091 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$22,091/year
Average aid awarded
$32,645
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $14,301
$30-48K $13,280
$48-75K $15,584
$75-110K $20,979
$110K+ $27,874

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $48,924$14,742
Tuition in-state $48,924$14,742
Tuition out-of-state $48,924$14,742
Fee in-district $590
Fee in-state $590
Fee out-of-state $590

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 849
Combined charge for room and board $14,972
Room charge $8,216
Meal charge $6,756

Whittier College majors

Whittier College has granted 383 bachelor's degrees across 31 programs and 24 master's in Education, General. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Whittier College.

Major Bachelor Master
Business Administration and Management, General 62
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 52
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 40
Psychology, General 38
Social Sciences, General 29
Education, General 24
English Language and Literature, General 24
Child Development 19
Political Science and Government, General 14
Sociology, General 10
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 9
Chemistry, General 9
History, General 9
Mathematics, General 9
Economics, General 8
Social Work 8
Biochemistry 7
Anthropology, General 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 3
Environmental Science 3
International & Globalization Studies 3
Music, General 3
Physics, General 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Business Statistics 2
Environmental Studies 2
Philosophy 2
Art & Art Studies, General 1
Chinese Language and Literature 1
French Language and Literature 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Grand Total 383 24

Whittier College has a graduation rate of 64%, which is among the 34% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 64% 54% 70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%

Publications & Citations

Whittier College has published 1,513 scientific papers with 20,972 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Biology, Political Science, Medicine, Sociology, Law, History, Philosophy, and Engineering.

Publications
1,513
Citations
20,972

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
897 / 7,186
Environmental Science
693 / 8,122
Biology
651 / 13,036
Political Science
562 / 3,657
Medicine
542 / 11,126
Sociology
522 / 4,546
Law
503 / 3,586
History
410 / 2,532
Philosophy
410 / 2,803
Engineering
383 / 7,182
Computer Science
382 / 5,109
Geography and Cartography
358 / 4,286
Physics
358 / 5,123
Geology
356 / 4,791
Ecology
345 / 4,860
Psychology
344 / 7,150
Chemistry
340 / 10,835
Genetics
308 / 8,490
Paleontology
275 / 3,389
Archaeology
241 / 1,937
Economics
235 / 2,350
Business
229 / 2,484
Zoology
226 / 2,126
Quantum and Particle physics
225 / 3,680
Biochemistry
203 / 8,469
Mathematics
200 / 1,616
Art & Design
171 / 1,168
Immunology
166 / 3,407
Botany
158 / 1,914
Linguistics
150 / 1,028
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
142 / 1,013
Social Psychology
134 / 2,637
Organic Chemistry
121 / 3,163
Astrophysics and Astronomy
115 / 1,967
Development Studies
112 / 1,161
Materials Science
112 / 2,663
Statistics
109 / 1,050
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
106 / 827
Demography
104 / 1,815
Pathology
101 / 1,877

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 10 42
1991 21 48
1992 23 60
1993 22 69
1994 16 82
1995 23 107
1996 19 215
1997 25 223
1998 22 337
1999 18 373
2000 20 350
2001 32 342
2002 25 370
2003 20 378
2004 34 391
2005 34 405
2006 42 453
2007 46 539
2008 35 534
2009 47 586
2010 32 816
2011 42 879
2012 54 983
2013 60 1059
2014 45 1096
2015 34 1046
2016 46 998
2017 57 961
2018 40 960
2019 61 1191
2020 44 1419
2021 70 1414
2022 17 1094
Academic rankings

Whittier College alumni

  1. Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-1994 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in Whittier College
    Studied in 1934
    Occupations
    autobiographerstatespersonmilitary officerpoliticianlawyer
    Biography

    Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a representative and senator from California and was the 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. His five years in the White House saw reduction of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, d├ętente with the Soviet Union and China, the first crewed Moon landings, and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Nixon's second term ended early, when he became the only president to resign from office, as a result of the Watergate scandal.

  2. Andrea Barber

    Andrea Barber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractor
    Biography

    Andrea Laura Barber is an American actress. She is known for playing Kimmy Gibbler in the ABC sitcom Full House and the Netflix sequel series Fuller House.

  3. Geoff Stults

    Geoff Stults
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Geoffrey Manton Stults is an American actor. His first regular roles on television included 7th Heaven, October Road, and Happy Town. He went on to star as Major Walter Sherman on The Finder, Sgt. Pete Hill on Enlisted, and Marco Strzalkowski on Guilty Party. He also played the recurring role of Mitch on seasons 1-3 of the hit Netflix series Grace and Frankie. His film roles include Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up, She's Out of My League, Only the Brave, and 12 Strong. As of April 2023, he has most recently been seen as Jake opposite Jennifer Garner in The Last Thing He Told Me.

  4. Ken Davitian

    Ken Davitian
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Kenneth Davitian is an American actor, best known for his role as Borat's producer Azamat Bagatov in the 2006 comedy film Borat.

All 22 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names WC
Founded 1887
Motto Lux, Poesis, Veritas, Pax, Amor Eruditionis
Light, Poetry, Truth, Peace and Love of Knowledge
Colors purple, gold
Academic calendar September to May (September - December; January; February-May)
Total FTE staff 325
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and contacts

Address 13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, California, 90601
United States
City population 87,000
Phone 5629074205

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