Whittier College

677 reviews
  1. Whittier, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Whittier College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601

Whittier College Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
960-1170
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$24,289/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,378/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,784/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,192/ year
  • $76-110k
    $49,678/ year
  • $110k+
    $50,361/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,593Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Diverese
    47%
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Quality and personable Proffesors
    12%
  • Interesting
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
33%
of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    63%
  • United
    25%
  • Inefficient
    6%
  • Terrible
    6%

After Whittier College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

677 reviews
  • Excellent
    86
  • Very Good
    231
  • Average
    254
  • Poor
    60
  • Terrible
    22
HONESTLY MY FIRST YEAR HERE AT WHITTIER WAS PRETTY CHALLENGING. BUT THEN AGAIN I HAD MENTORS WHO GUIDED ME AND IT WAS SUPER GREAT BECAUSE NOW I AM GIVING BACK TO MY COMMUNITY. THE ADVISORS REALLY HELP YOU OUT WITH YOUR ACADEMICS. THERE ARE SEVERAL PROGRAMS TO HELP YOU WITH ANY CHALLENGE YOU MAY BE FACING. ONLY THING THE SCHOOL REALLY HAS TO WORK ON IS GETTING NEW DORMS. THERE HAS BEEN AN UPGRADE IN PARKING AND BUILDINGS BUT NOT WHERE THE STUDENTS HOUSE AND THAT'S NOT WORTH $50,000 IF IT HASN'T HAD ANY NEW RENOVATIONS WITH LOW MAINTENANCE STAFF WHO NEEDS HELP AND GETS PAID LESS FOR A PRIVATE SCHOOL THAT CHARGES THEIR STUDENTS A LOT.
  • Sophomore
  • 16 days ago
I enjoyed the school very much. It's academic departments offer much needed learning and success to each of their students. Also, their athletics are top in their division. I sincerely loved the college life experience on the campus
  • Niche User
  • 16 days ago
At Whittier College there are a lot of opportunities for all students throughout the school year. Personally, I feel that this school has offered me the best experience of my life. In the month of January I was able to attend a course abroad to the Dominican Republic. I had the absolute best trip ever and learned a tremendous amount of facts about the country itself as well as with the course. Whittier College allowed me to make payments for the trio even after I had attended the trip to the Dominican Republic. Luckily, I was able to pay it off with the help of my work-study and part-time job. If I could do it all over again I would choose Whittier College as my school. Simply because it I love the professor-student ratio and the benefits it offers as a private university.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago