Whittier College: Ranking & Review

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Whittier
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United States
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19163208
Top 19%

Whittier College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate74%72%75%
Applicants5,7732,3333,440
Admissions4,2771,6842,593
Enrolled undergraduates520236284
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,9878381,149

130 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores372
Percent of students submitting SAT scores72%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
565
Math
550

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores209
Percent of students submitting ACT scores40%
ACT Composite
24

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $70.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Whittier College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$61,409$61,409
Off-campus$56,255$56,255
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,510 and other expenses per full academic year.

Whittier College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 882 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$45,720$45,720
Fees for full-time undergraduates$390$390
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,905$1,905
Tuition for Full-time graduates$13,896$13,896
Fees for full-time graduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$772$772

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Legal Professions and Studies145145
Social Sciences9393
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services8080
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4545
Psychology3333
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3131
English Language and Literature & Letters3030
Education2626
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences2020
Physical Sciences1717
Visual and Performing Arts1515
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1414
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics99
History77
Mathematics and Statistics77
Philosophy and Religious Studies66
Natural Resources and Conservation33
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies22
Engineering
Grand Total41226145583

A total of 412 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Whittier College.

At the master's and doctor's level 171 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%61%76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesWC
Founded1887
MottoLux, Poesis, Veritas, Pax, Amor Eruditionis
Light, Poetry, Truth, Peace and Love of Knowledge
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff450
Instructional FTE162
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.whittier.edu
Address13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, California, 90601
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population85,000
Phone5629074205
Fax+1 (562) 698 4067

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