How much does Whittier College cost?

Whittier College Cost of Attendance
In-state $48,086
Out-of-state $48,086
On-Campus Room and Board $13,742
Off-Campus Room and Board $7,296
Average Annual Cost $26,074
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $19,324
$30,000-$48,000 $20,651
$48,000-$75,000 $22,364
$75,000-$110,000 $26,841
Over $110,000 $30,855

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% $30,002
Federal Grants 40% $5,333
Pell grants 40% $4,571
Other federal grants 12% $2,512
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 37% $7,967
Institutional grants or scholarships 96% $25,548
Student loan aid 71% $8,246
Federal student loans 70% $7,108
Other student loans 8% $17,531

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a foreign language class 195 Up to $5,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 222 Up to $2,000
Do community service 312 Up to $500
Have work experience 212 Up to $12,000
Do an extracurricular activity 309 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 156 Up to $4,500
Take a challenging class 322 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Whittier College Admissions

What is Whittier College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 76%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 74% of applicants
SAT Reading 520-613
SAT Math 510-600
SAT Writing 450-560
ACT Submissions 35% of applicants
Composite Score 20-25

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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 now accepting First-Year applications for Fall 2021. Apply for free today at 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). In accordance with California's, "Safer at Home" order, Whittier College's Office of Admission has temporarily suspended all on-campus visits and in-person meetings. We instead invite you to connect with us through one of these virtual opportunities:


13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA

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