About Whittier College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Whittier College cost?

Whittier College Cost of Attendance
In-state $44,774
Out-of-state $44,774
On-Campus Room and Board $12,902
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,296
Average Annual Cost $25,638
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
Over $110,000

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 93% $27,206
Federal Grants 32% $5,089
Pell grants 32% $4,498
Other federal grants 7% $3,004
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 31% $8,271
Institutional grants or scholarships 92% $24,138
Student loan aid 73% $8,350
Federal student loans 72% $7,094
Other student loans 10% $17,094

Whittier College Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Attend a summer program 110 Up to $4,500
Take a foreign language class 142 Up to $3,000
Take a challenging class 265 Up to $3,000
Do community service 239 Up to $75
Do an extracurricular activity 237 Up to $1,000
Visit a college campus 244 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 108 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 129 Up to $600

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Whittier College Admissions

What is Whittier College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 69%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 79% of applicants
SAT Reading 460-570
SAT Math 460-560
SAT Writing 450-560
ACT Submissions 39% of applicants
Composite Score 20-26

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Whittier College Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1709
Living on campus
Transfer Students 18%
Under Age 25 27%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

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

Whittier College Graduation Success


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About Whittier College

Whittier College is a 4-year independent liberal arts college located in Southern California between bustling Los Angeles and beautiful Orange County. Distinguished by its small size, a nationally recognized liberal arts curriculum and innovative interdisciplinary programs, Whittier College offers students a choice of 30 majors in 23 disciplines, or the option of a self-designed major through the Whittier Scholars Program — all of which lead to a bachelor of arts degree.


13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify