Whittier College

668 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
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 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 28 responses
Report
  • Diverese
    32%
  • Diverse
    32%
  • Eager, friendly and hardworking
    21%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Quality and personable Proffesors
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
32%
of students say they don't have Greek life.56 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    61%
  • United
    16%
  • A place to learn and grow.
    13%
  • Indifferent to the students presence and safety
    3%
  • Inefficient
    3%
  • Terrible
    3%

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%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses

Reviews

668 reviews
  • Excellent
    89
  • Very Good
    237
  • Average
    260
  • Poor
    60
  • Terrible
    22
I am a recent alumn. Whittier College provided the best liberal arts experience I could have imagined! Small class sizes and remarkable instructors who treated each individual with respect and dignity. Whittier is a diamond in the rough as most people mistake it for a community college, but for those who have ever had the opportunity to visit the campus or sit in on a lecture, the one thing that can be linked between Whittier College and a community college is the word community itself! Whittier has an awesome community: faculty, staff, and students alike! It is because of my experience at Whittier that I have chosen to pursue and further my education in the medical field. This small liberal arts college showed me how to give back to my community and take ownership of the things that are important, like education a cleaner and greener planet, and the capacity to show compassion in every day situations.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • July 16 2015
What I like about Whittier so far would have to be the people on campus and the class sizes! I love that I am able to interact between my professors and peers. Coming from a public school to now a private school...I am really enjoying the change. What I would like to see change here on campus would be the amount of people who go to sporting events. Having a huge crowd behind you whether you are doing good or not shows that the school had pride, regardless of the score.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
During my time at Whittier, I have come across professor's that were great and those that were horrible. However, my favorite thing about the school is the ability to work one-on-one with professors, ask them directly for help and advice, and the opportunity to have academic tutors for most classes. Also, the smallness of the college is a major plus for me!
  • College Junior
  • June 24 2015