How much does Whittier College cost?

Whittier College Cost of Attendance
In-state $46,310
Out-of-state $46,310
On-Campus Room and Board $13,310
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,296
Average Annual Cost $26,764
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $18,809
$30,000-$48,000 $23,372
$48,000-$75,000 $24,229
$75,000-$110,000 $27,491
Over $110,000 $31,230

Whittier College Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 97% $28,484
Federal Grants 37% $5,180
Pell grants 37% $4,546
Other federal grants 7% $2,893
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 35% $8,174
Institutional grants or scholarships 96% $23,900
Student loan aid 72% $9,140
Federal student loans 71% $7,327
Other student loans 9% $20,279

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 316 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 152 Up to $1,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000
Do community service 299 Up to $500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Whittier College Admissions

What is Whittier College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 74%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 72% of applicants
SAT Reading 510-620
SAT Math 500-600
SAT Writing 450-560
ACT Submissions 40% of applicants
Composite Score 21-27

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Whittier College Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1681
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Whittier College Graduation Success

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About Whittier College

Whittier College is a four-year, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences, serving about 1,700 undergraduates and more than 15,000 College alumni. Located in Southern California, Whittier offers more than 30 majors in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and is widely known for its highly diverse student population (44%) and federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).


13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Large Suburb
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