|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||12%|
|Student to faculty ratio||11:1|
|Dormitory capacity||855 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Whittier College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,146 applications and 3,574 students were granted admission. Whittier College is at the #67 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
In Fall 2016, 39% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 79% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||920 to 1130|
|ACT||20 to 26|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Whittier College's tuition was $44,184 for all students regardless of residency (64.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 93% of Whittier College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 32% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,421 (which is 0.5% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Whittier College in 2016-2017, was 319, which is 72% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,123 (which is 3.9% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Whittier College has enrolled a total of 2,072 students (1,885 students full-time and 187 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,072 students, 70 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 1,614 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 458 for graduates studies.
Two or more races: 5%
Black/African American: 5%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Whittier College.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Legal Professions And Studies||63%||390|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||4%||26|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||2%||12|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences||1%||6|
|Visual And Performing Arts||1%||6|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies||1%||4|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||1%||4|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Whittier College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Whittier College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,100. Last year, out of the total 334 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 304 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 458 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 412 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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