Whittier College: Review & Facts

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Whittier College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,370 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1887 and is one of the 3 schools located in Whittier, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
31
Whittier College will give you the option to get a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Whittier College deploys a continuous curriculum calendar system and provides 31 majors. The most popular concentrations are Law, Business, Management, Education, and Occupational Therapy. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
87%
Whittier College student retention rate is high at 87% (well above California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Whittier College is average: 61%. About 16% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Whittier College is pretty good - 13:1. Learn more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$38,700
Average tuition costs are extremely high, around $38,300 annually. The additional fees at Whittier College beyond tuition are around $400, which makes it a total of $38,700 a year.

Read the details about Whittier College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
64%
According to recent data, 4,125 applications were submitted and 2,623 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get accepted at this school.

This school might accept your advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score info at Whittier College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,100
Whittier College provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Whittier College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Whittier College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 900 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable -- around $6,100 a year.

Based on the college crime data, Whittier College seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Whittier College Location and Maps



Post Address: Whittier College, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, California 90601, USA
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