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Whittier College

Whittier, California

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Overview

Student Population
1,852
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Location Whittier, California
Online whittier.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Whittier, California, Whittier College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 7,233 prospective students applied, and 4,131 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 493 enrolled in the school.  1,779 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 73 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $48,924 plus fees of $590. Whittier College is ranked 301 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
8/10
Value

Whittier College is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Whittier College within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1038/1220
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.47
Applications Accepted
57.1% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$48,924
Costs for Whittier College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$590
Room and Board $14,154
Budget for Other Expenses$1,000
Total One Year Cost$65,668

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Whittier College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 22%
Business 17%
Psychology 8%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Biology 7%

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