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Whittier College
Whittier College 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 13406 Phone: (562) 907-4205
  • 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.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • 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.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • 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

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