Whittier College

country rank 794
world rank 2330

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University Overview

Established in 1887, Whittier College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Whittier (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Whittier College (WC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Whittier College (WC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 130 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

Acronym
WC

Founded
1887

Motto
Lux, Poesis, Veritas, Pax, Amor Eruditionis Light, Poetry, Truth, Peace and Love of Knowledge

Colours
Purple and gold

Mascot
Johnny Poet

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University Location

Address
13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier (population range: 50,000-249,999)
90608 California United States

T +1 (562) 907 4200

F +1 (562) 698 4067

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

uniRank Degree/Study Matrix
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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local studentover 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l studentover 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 60-70%

Admission Office
13406 East Philadelphia Street, Box 634
Whittier 90608-0634
+1 (562) 907 4238


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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 100-199

Control Type
Control Type Private

Entity Type
Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar 4-1-4

Campus Setting
Campus Setting Suburban

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library
University Library Yes Go to Whittier College's Library

Housing
University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities
University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids
University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad
Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning
Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
WASC Senior College and University Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

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Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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