Whittier College

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School Overview

Whittier College is a private college located in Whittier, Calfornia that offers an undergraduate education in liberal arts as well as various graduate degree programs. Current annual enrollment for Whittier is approximately 1,500 students.

General Information

Admission Office

13406 East Philadelphia Street

Box 634

Whittier, CA 90608-0634

(562) 907-4238

Fax: (562) 907-4870



Contact: Kieron Miller

Director of Admission
Main Address

Box 634

Whittier, CA 90608

(562) 907-4200

www.whittier.edu
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,291

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 72%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 78%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $30,180 $32,270 $34,228 $35,582 +3.96%
Books and Supplies $800 $1,566 $1,638 $1,638 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,620 $9,050 $9,548 $10,026 +5.01%
Other $2,279 $2,970 $3,042 $3,488 +14.66%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,964 $10,152 $10,872 $9,518 -12.45%
Other $2,357 $3,870 $3,996 $3,996 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $41,879 $45,856 $48,456 $50,734 +4.70%
In-state Off Campus $40,301 $47,858 $50,734 $50,734 0.00%
In-state with Family $30,980 $33,836 $35,866 $37,220 +3.78%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $9,180
In-state Student Fees $0
Out-of-state Tuition $9,180
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 397 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 391 93% $6,948,613 $17,771
• Federal grants 101 24% $454,990 $4,505
• Pell grants 100 24% $348,263 $3,483
• Other federal grants 31 7% $106,727 $3,443
State and local government grant or scholarships 72 17% $557,184 $7,739
Institutional scholarships or grants 391 93% $5,936,439 $15,183
Student loan financial aid 278 66% $2,971,896 $10,690
• Federal student loans 269 64% $2,143,129 $7,967
• Other student loans 209 50% $828,767 $3,965

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 299 62 135
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 22
Biochemistry 1
Biology/biological Sciences, General 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 44
Business Administration and Management, General 44
Education 58
Education, General 58
English Language and Literature/letters 21
English Language and Literature, General 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15
French Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 12
History 20
History, General 20
Human Services, General 9
Social Work 9
Legal Studies, General 4 135
Law 135
Programs For Foreign Lawyers 4
Mathematics and Statistics 5
Mathematics, General 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 5
International/global Studies 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 4
Environmental Science 3
Environmental Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 21
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 21
Physical Sciences 7
Chemistry, General 4
Physics, General 3
Psychology 22
Psychology, General 22
Social Sciences 59
Anthropology 3
Economics, General 10
Political Science and Government, General 18
Social Sciences, General 21
Sociology 7
Visual and Performing Arts 26
Art/art Studies, General 12
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 9
Music, General 5
Work and Family Studies 19
Child Development 19
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music History/Literature B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Recreational Therapy B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Whittier College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(562) 907-4205
Website:www.whittier.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.whittier.edu/admission/applying
Address:13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90601
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,072
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):67%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,072 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$44,774
Out-of-state Tuition:$44,774
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$28,658

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Whittier College Programs

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2
Education1
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
History1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total302

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$44,774
Out-of-state$44,774
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,428
Out-of-state$13,428

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid41593%
Grant or scholarship aid41192%$28,658
Student loan aid32473%$8,350

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,50091%$27,206
Federal student loans1,11668%$7,094

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Whittier College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Whittier College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,1462,0563,090
Percent admitted100%68%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled8%10%7%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Whittier College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,072
Undergraduate enrollment1,614
Graduate enrollment458

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Whittier College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools

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