Whittier College

Whittier, California
4-year Private university


Whittier College is a private institution established in 1887 with suburban setting located at Whittier. It is ranked 128 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $48,086(2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,681. It practices 4-1-4-based academic calendar.

#128 National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Whittier, California
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1887
Selectivity Low
Size Small
1,681 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $48,086
Outstate Tuition Fee $48,086
Room and Board Fees $14,410
$43,100 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


69% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.47 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, iTEP Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

1) applicant’s first language is English or 2) applicant has attended a high school where the primary language of instruction is English for at least three years.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$39,034 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$35,855 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $64,856
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
80% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships


Other Scholarships

Talent Scholarship
Total Worth $1,000-$12,000
Details Eligibility: Students interested in Art, Music, and Theatre, Requirement Maintenance: Must maintain involvement with the departments while they attend Whittier College.


1,681 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
78% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
69% Students graduate within 6 years