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Colleges / Whittier College

Whittier College

Whittier, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%

About Whittier College

Whittier College is a private, nonprofit college in the suburb of Whittier, California. Whittier College was founded in 1887. The college currently enrolls around 1,192 students a year, including 1,140 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Whittier College

Around 77% of applicants get into Whittier College each year. In 2022, 2,274 out of 2,951 total applicants were accepted.

Whittier College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%

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Whittier College is located in the town of Whittier, California, in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

If you would like to see Whittier College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take San Gabriel Freeway (605) to Whittier, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Los Angeles International, Ontario, John Wayne.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Whittier College and Whittier are like without leaving home.

College Info

13406 East Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608-0634

Campus Setting: Suburban

Whittier College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Whittier College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Whittier College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Whittier College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1290


Math SAT Range

590 - 690


Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1290 and Above


1200 to 1290


1200 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Whittier College students is 1239. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Whittier College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Whittier College.

Whittier College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Whittier College is like? There are approximately 1,192 students enrolled at Whittier College, including 1,140 undergraduate students and 52 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from CA and 24% percent of students are from other states.


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