Whittier College: Review & Facts

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Whittier College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,190 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1887 and is one of the 3 schools located in Whittier, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
33
Fair
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 33 majors. The most popular concentrations are Law, Business, Management, Social Work, and Occupational Therapy. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.


Student Retention
80%
Good
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.

Whittier College student retention rate is high at 80% (above California average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Whittier College is average: 68%. About 16% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Whittier College is pretty good - 12:1. Learn more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$43,100
High
Average tuition costs are extremely high, around $42,700 annually. The additional fees at Whittier College beyond tuition are around $400, which makes it a total of $43,100 a year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
63%
Doable
According to recent data, 5,192 applications were submitted and 3,251 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
$7,000
Medium
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
F
Unsafe
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 $7,000 a year.

Based on the college crime data, Whittier College seems to be a very 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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