Whittier College

13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90601

About Whittier College

Whittier College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in fields other than education or business. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,358
Student Age% Under 2573%
 % 25 and Over27%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time89%
 % Part-time11%
Race/Ethnicity% White37.8%
 % Black4.4%
 % Asian9.7%
 % Latino24.4%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown21.9%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted70%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled22%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT32%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800580 / 800
 SAT Writing470 / 800580 / 800
 SAT Math470 / 800590 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3626 / 36
 ACT English / 36
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math / 36 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$70
 In-State Tuition & Fees$35,582
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$35,582
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid95%
 % Undergraduates with Loans66%
 % Undergraduates with Grants93%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,638
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,026
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,518
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,488
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,996
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,140

Neighborhood Data for the Whittier Area

Median Age35.3
Median Household Income$59,356
Total Population25,358
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.3% 50.7%
 Age 0-952.6%47.4%
 Age 10-1753.1%46.9%
 Age 18-2450.3%49.7%
 Age 25-2955.6%44.4%
 Age 30-3948.0%52.0%
Race/Ethnicity% White48.4%
 % Black0.6%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino87.1%
 % Native American1.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,026
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,518
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,147
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5000.0%15.8%2.2%
 $500 to $74973.1%9.1%0.0%
 $750 to $99926.9%49.5%7.6%
 Over $10000.0%25.5%88.5%
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