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Whittier College

Whittier, CA

Whittier College

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 Ms. Janine Bissic
Director of Admission
Email: admission@whittier.edu
Phone: 562-907-4238
Fax: 562-907-4870

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 Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Checkmark
English Literature (British And Commonwealth) Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,220
Applied
4,724
Accepted
1,732
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

3,784
Females Applied
2,909
Females Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,436
Males Applied
1,815
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.55
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 Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 520 613
SAT Math 510 600
ACT Composite 23 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

47,496
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Fees

390
Full-time student fees
13,970
Room & board
7,666
Room only
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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

38,799
Avg. Financial Aid Package
39,482
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
23,753
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,182
Avg. Loan Aid
23,963
Avg. Grant Aid
36,009
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
15%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,732
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 50.69%
Black or African American 4.62%
White or Caucasian 26.15%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.46%
Asian 6.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.35%
Two or more races 7.04%
Other 1.1%

Gender

Male (41.63%)
Female (58.37%)

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 45%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Sing, Sportsfest and Homecoming

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
More
Societies (gender-specific and coed)
Most popular organizations:
Hispanic Students Association, Hawaiian Islander Club, Black Student Union, Asian Students Association and Environment & Sustainability - Raising Awareness for the Environment / Urban Agriculture / Food Recovery Network

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 - 117
Part-time - 45
Male - 74
Female - 88
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