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Whittier College

Whittier, CA

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Overview

Whittier College is a Comprehensive institution located in Whittier, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Admission
13406 East Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA  90608-0634
United States
Contact Mr. Erasmo Fuentes
Director of Admission
Email: admission@whittier.edu
Phone: 562-907-4238
Fax: 562-907-4870

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Statistics Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
American Literature (united States) Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Literature (british And Commonwealth) Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,038
Applied
3,644
Accepted
1,490
Enrolled
72%
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Female Admissions

3,031
Females Applied
2,272
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,007
Males Applied
1,372
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.45
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
2 recommendations
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 3
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th December 20th
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 530 620
SAT Math 520 600
ACT Composite 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Fees

390
Full-time student fees
14,878
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

39,603
Avg. Financial Aid Package
40,538
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
26,750
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,957
Avg. Loan Aid
26,740
Avg. Grant Aid
37,511
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
82%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
21%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,490
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
20%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 53.43%
Black or African American 4.7%
White or Caucasian 22.78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 6.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.27%
Two or more races 7.19%
Other 0.34%

Gender

Male (42.95%)
Female (57.05%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 46%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
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Societies (gender-specific and coed)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Division 3 No

Faculty

162
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 108
Part-time - 54
Male - 75
Female - 87
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