Established in 1887, Whittier College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Whittier (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Whittier College (WC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US 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 133 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% 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, sports facilities, 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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|Motto||Lux, Poesis, Veritas, Pax, Amor Eruditionis
Light, Poetry, Truth, Peace and Love of Knowledge
|Colours||Purple and gold|
|Address||13406 E Philadelphia Street
|Tel||+1 (562) 907 4200|
|Fax||+1 (562) 698 4067|
|over 20,000 US$
|over 20,000 US$
|Gender||Men and Women (coed)|
|Minority Serving||Hispanic-serving Institution|
|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|
|New Admission Requirements||- Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
|Admission Office||13406 East Philadelphia Street, Box 634
(562) 907 4238
|Basic Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus|
|2000 Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, small, highly residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||High undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence|
Whittier College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 180,054 physical volumes, 4,211 physical media and 67 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Whittier College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 831 students in the 2018 academic year.
|Institutional Hospital||Not reported|
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