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What Makes Us Special

About Whittier College

Founded in 1887, 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.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics500-600
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510-620

* Whittier College is now Test Optional. See Admissions for details.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.53

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 56%
Men 44%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 78%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2017-18  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$32,258

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 12:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 95%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 223 153 10 1 387

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