Whittier College: Statistics

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#2724 of 14,131 In the World
#807 of 2,597 In North America
#740 of 2,496 In the United States
#65 of 249 In California
#1 of 3 In Whittier
#738 of 1,105 For Zoology

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
72%
Avg. cost to attend
$28,647 /y
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
1,490
Graduates
74
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Whittier College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 72% 68% 75%
Applicants 5,038 2,007 3,031
Admissions 3,644 1,372 2,272
Freshmen enrolled full time 239 99 140

192 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

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 by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 847 (54%)
White 358 (23%)
Two or more races 108 (7%)
Asian 105 (7%)
Black or African American 71 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 63 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 5 (0.3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$28,647/year
Average aid awarded
$32,820
Students receiving aid
96%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,807
$30-48K $21,666
$48-75K $24,135
$75-110K $27,339
$110K+ $33,931

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 price

Dormitory capacity 849
Combined charge for room and board $14,878
Room charge $8,054
Meal charge $6,824

Whittier College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 61
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 34
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 32
Psychology, General 32
Social Sciences, General 30
English Language and Literature, General 28
Child Development 24
Education, General 22
Political Science and Government, General 14
History, General 11
Mathematics, General 11
Law 11
Social Work 9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7
Economics, General 6
Sociology, General 6
Physics, General 5
Environmental Science 5
Music, General 5
Anthropology, General 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Chemistry, General 4
Biochemistry 3
International & Globalization Studies 3
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Philosophy 2
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Art & Art Studies, General 1
Grand Total 345 22 11
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 63% 57% 68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%

Publications & Citations

Publications
843
Citations
14,139

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
311 / 3,718
Biology
185 / 2,700
Environmental Science
181 / 3,624
Ecology
139 / 2,470
Zoology
133 / 1,537
Medicine
94 / 2,572
Political Science
92 / 371
Physics
89 / 3,356
Psychology
84 / 3,046
Law
69 / 113
Sociology
59 / 573
Astrophysics and Astronomy
59 / 2,359
Economics
43 / 323
Business
40 / 273
History
35 / 54
Demography
34 / 2,141
Social Psychology
33 / 1,482
Art & Design
33 / 222
Engineering
30 / 1,246
Geography and Cartography
28 / 503
Child Psychology
26 / 2,080
Anatomy and Physiology
24 / 360
Computer Science
22 / 237
Chemistry
21 / 873
Philosophy
21 / 62
Mathematics
20 / 95
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
18 / 22
Materials Science
17 / 807
Education Majors
16 / 55
Political Economy
15 / 40
Condensed Matter Physics
15 / 685
Gender Studies
13 / 116
Communications and Public Relations
13 / 101
Classics and Ancient History
13 / 26
Media Studies
13 / 1
Healthcare Management (MHA)
11 / 3
Development Studies
11 / 219
Math Teachers
10 / 78
Health Science
10 / 125
Criminology and Criminal Justice
10 / 85

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 39
1992 15 40
1993 6 35
1994 7 62
1995 12 74
1996 13 117
1997 11 106
1998 20 97
1999 14 137
2000 11 160
2001 26 173
2002 22 211
2003 21 289
2004 23 300
2005 23 336
2006 31 412
2007 36 423
2008 32 525
2009 37 496
2010 28 760
2011 40 750
2012 51 993
2013 56 1170
2014 36 1193
2015 32 1173
2016 34 1231
2017 57 1158
2018 40 1096
2019 55 1255
2020 40 1480
2021 28 1373

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
    politicianmilitary officerlawyerautobiographerstatesperson
    Biography

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

  2. Andrea Barber

    Andrea Barber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Andrea Laura Barber is an American actress and comedian. 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 45)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Geoffrey Manton Stults is an American actor. He is known for his regular roles on 7th Heaven, October Road and Happy Town. He also starred as Major Walter Sherman in The Finder and as Sgt. Pete Hill in Enlisted. He played the recurring role of Mitch in seasons 1-3 of the 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.

  4. Ken Davitian

    Ken Davitian
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actor
    Biography

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

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 315
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
Fax +1 (562) 698 4067

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