Whittier College

13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA

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Questions and Answers about Whittier College

Kallie K.
8 months ago
Does Whittier College offer virtual visits?
Whittier College
We do offer virtual visits. Check out https://www.whittier.edu/admission/visit to take a look at the different types of visits we offer.
Emily M.
1 year ago
Does Whittier offer a Master's of Science degree program in athletic training?
Whittier College
Unfortunately we do not offer a Master's of Science degree in Athletic Training.
Ciara A.
1 year ago
What is the average test scores and GPA of admitted students for Whittier College?
Whittier College
Our average GPA range is 3.35-4.00. The average SAT and ACT scores are 1130-1340 and 25-30 respectively. Students are welcome to apply test-optional.


Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity. Today, while no longer formally associated with the Quaker Society of Friends, students of all denominations make up our welcoming multicultural community and the College's roots in Quaker values are still very much in evidence. Respect for the individual, commitment to a diverse student body and faculty, freedom of conscience, and respect for human differences are in evidence in every classroom, laboratory, and all across campus.

Majors offered at Whittier College

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Biology, General
Psychology, General

Academics at Whittier College

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Less Selective (76% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Whittier College demographics

49% Hispanic
25% White
7% Asian
6% Multiracial
5% Black
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Common careers for Whittier College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Human Resources (HR) Director143k
Director of Operations123k
Operations Manager66k
Policy Analyst65k
Marketing Consultant60k
Account Manager50k
Operations Supervisor48k
Based on 889 student responses
52.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
104.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
9%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Whittier College

Whittier College financial aid

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Student reviews of Whittier College

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Diverse and Inclusive
Close-knit community
Accessible and helpful professors
Safe campus
Welcoming student body
Michelle C
Hiking And Backpacking
Photography and Photo Editing



It was a very small college for the years that I have attended. I love that the professor was able to get to know their students for who they were rather than a number on their roll sheet. Since it was a small school, I got a great sense of community.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Like most colleges, the food at the dining hall was okay. I would suggest getting the least amount of meals possible in your meal plan so you can try the many mom-and-pop restaurants around the city.

Lissa Castillo Higueros
Drawing And Illustration
Reading + 2 others



I like how small it is. It helps build a close relationship with your mentors and peers

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

So far so good. The library bathrooms aren’t that great.

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