76%

Acceptance Rate

$30,821

Avg.Financial Aid

001342

FAFSA Code

About Whittier College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,852

Website

www.whittier.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

13406 E Philadelphia Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5629074205
Fax: 5629074999
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a college and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the college has a ranking. It is generally considered that the ranking of any college helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. Whittier College, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

76%

SAT Range

1030 - 1213

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $50, as part of the admission process at WC. The SAT score in the range of 1038-1220 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 20 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Whittier College is 23. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, California 90601. They can also call them at (562) 907-4205.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,074

Average Annual Cost

$47,496

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$590

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,742

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,000

Total One Year Cost

$63,828

Before applying to WC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $63,341. The average annual tuition cost ($49,514), books and supplies ($1,000), room and boarding ($14,154), and budget for other expenses ($1,250) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

76%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

100%

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

$502

Faculty Overview

52%

Male Professors

48%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

81 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

46 Graduates

Political Science and Government

41 Graduates

Psychology, General

34 Graduates

Biology, General

31 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

31 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

26 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

24 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

21 Graduates

Social Work

15 Graduates

Sociology

15 Graduates

Economics

13 Graduates

History

9 Graduates

Physics

9 Graduates

Chemistry

8 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

8 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

7 Graduates

Mathematics

7 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

6 Graduates

Philosophy

6 Graduates

Anthropology

5 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

3 Graduates

International/Global Studies

3 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

2 Graduates

Engineering Physics

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,732

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

36%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

26% White

1% Unknown

5% Black

51% Hispanic

7% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

7% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

1%

Unknown Location

19%

Out Of State

78%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$73,825 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 66% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

66%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$7,666/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,304/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,304/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Poets

School Colors

purple and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

238

Total Female Athletes

165

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Water Polo

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At WC, $14,154 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at WC costs around $6,304 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 44% male and 56% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$46,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$23,000

$26,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$239 - 270

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

96%

Average Aid Per Year

$30,821

Students Receiving Federal Grants

40%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,333

Students Receiving State Aid

37%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,967

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

96%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,548

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$36,968

$30K - $48K

$35,641

$48K - $75K

$33,928

$75K - $110K

$29,451

> $110K

$25,437

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$32,351,145

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$17,198,320

In case the students at Whittier College face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,637, whereas the financial aid is $27,163. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $8,394, while the institutional aid is $27,163. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at WC based on students' financial needs add up to $32,351,145 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $17,198,320.

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