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

Website: www.whittier.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,776
Undergraduate
Students
(56.4%) 1,002 Women
(43.6%) 774 Men
57
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 7,233 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.59
SAT Math
555 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
574 average
528-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
$49,314
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$40,382
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$35,328
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
116
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Whittier Population
86,177
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Johny Poet
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.2% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
53.0% Hispanic/Latino
7.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.7% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
3.2%
First-Year Students Returning
79.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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