General Information About Whittier College
MISSION STATEMENT Positioned on a hillside, Whittier College encompasses 75 acres of land Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by our Quaker heritage, a Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Suburb: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 2,289 Percent Admitted 72% Men Admitted 67% Women Admitted 76% Full Time Retention Rate 80%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 470 580 Math 460 580 Writing 455 580
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 21 25
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 2,317 Native American 14 Asian 215 African American 64 Hispanic 559 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,503 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 593