Whittier College

country rank  860
world rank  2782

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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 132 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.

University Identity

Name
Acronym WC
Founded 1887
Motto Lux, Poesis, Veritas, Pax, Amor Eruditionis
Light, Poetry, Truth, Peace and Love of Knowledge
Colours Purple and gold

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

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 13406 East Philadelphia Street, Box 634
Whittier 90608-0634
+1 (562) 907 4238

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Whittier College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

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)

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019