Whittier College: Ranking & Review

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Whittier Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 921 3219
Top 19%

Whittier College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate74%72%75%
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

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
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

Typical SAT scores

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

Typical ACT scores

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

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
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

Legal Professions and Studies 145 145
Social Sciences 93 93
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 80 80
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 45 45
Psychology 33 33
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31 31
English Language and Literature & Letters 30 30
Education 26 26
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 20 20
Physical Sciences 17 17
Visual and Performing Arts 15 15
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 14 14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 9 9
Mathematics and Statistics 7 7
History 7 7
Philosophy and Religious Studies 6 6
Natural Resources and Conservation 3 3
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 2 2
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesWC
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 population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (562) 698 4067

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