13406 Philadelphia Street, PO Box 634 Whittier, CA 90608 562-907-4238
http://www.whittier.edu admission@whittier.edu
About Whittier College
  • Year of Foundation 1887
  • Size of Campus 75 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 1,327
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53% 47% 27%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $31,950
  • Room and Board $9,050
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 1,361
Since its founding in 1887, Whittier College has been a place of academic innovation, where a community of learners pushes past constraints and "measured" ways of doing things, embracing the bold and the cutting edge. Here, students and professors alike reach across academic dividing lines to discover the interconnectedness of ideas. As a result, students gain an intellectual grounding that will serve them throughout their lives—as scholars, professionals, and responsible world citizens.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 5
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Whittier College Christian Fellowship, Newman Club, Jewish Student Union
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 11%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Akwaaba, Hispanic Students Association, M. E. Ch. A. , Asian Students Association, Black Student Union, Bulgarian Club, Chinese Club, French Club, Hawaiian Islanders Club, International Club, Native American Student Associa
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus SportsFest, Diverse Identities Week, Spring Sing, Luminarias, Helping Hands Day
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members 5%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Pi Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Delta Phi Upsilon, Lambda Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, Nu Mu Rho, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Sigma Tau, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Theta Alpha Kappa
  • Distance to nearest train Fullerton (12)
  • Distance to nearest bus Norwalk (7)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Los Angeles (27), Long Beach (20)
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 59%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 2%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 56%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 10%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (75%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 9
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 88%
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,041
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 200
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 297,613
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 10
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control
  • Museums Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts; Fairchild Collection (aerial photography); Faculty Master Houses; The Broadoaks Children's School; GTE Language Resource Center; W.M. Keck Image Processing Laboratory; Analytical Instrumentation and Mass Spec
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,388
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,400
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Microforms 5,245
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 2,050
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 300
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Fourteen different high school and elementary school districts, 21st Century Insurance, Adidas America,American Eagle Airlines, Americorps, Applied Behavior Consultants Inc., Bank of America, California Science Center Foundation, Cornell Medical School, C
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (USC, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount)
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 55%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (USC, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount)
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 66%
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (USC, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount)
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,296
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
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