Whittier College

country rank  772
world rank  2164

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University Overview

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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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
90608 California
United States
Tel +1 (562) 907 4200
Fax +1 (562) 698 4067

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

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 Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 13406 East Philadelphia Street, Box 634
Whittier 90608-0634
(562) 907 4238

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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

Carnegie Classification New

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Whittier College's Library
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.
Housing Yes
Whittier College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 831 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1949


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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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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