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Whittier College

Whittier, CA

Whittier, founded in 1887, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 95-acre campus is located in Whittier, 18 miles east of Los Angeles.

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Web Sitewww.whittier.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,695
   Women950 (56.0%)
   Men745 (44.0%)
Graduate Students678

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate63% of 4,380 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.47
SAT Math507 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading503 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing504 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$56,125
Tuition and Fees
$41,636
Room and Board
$12,246
Average Percent of Need Met79%
Average Freshman Award$32,346
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$38,275

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
108
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-59 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Whittier Population86,177
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing74% of freshmen, 51% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotJohny Poet
Sororities13% of women participate
Fraternities9% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.2% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
39.9% Hispanic/Latino
37.6% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students3.4% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
61.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.31 3.53 539 581 551 25
Low 2.67 2.70 420 270 470 18
High 4.00 4.06 690 720 650 31
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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