Whittier College is on a 95-acre campus in the suburban setting of Whittier, California, not far from Los Angeles.
There are many activities and organizations for Whittier College students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Whittier College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Whittier College has several thriving Poet eSports. In fact, more students participate in the Poet eSports than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Whittier College include Sustainability Club, Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC), Commuter Student Association and Kinesiology & Nutrition Science Club (KNS).
Whittier College students' favorite campus traditions are Activities Fair, WhittFest and End of the year Celebration.
This table offers information on housing at Whittier College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||89.93%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||845|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||536|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
Whittier College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Whittier College students live on campus. In 2022, 89.93% of undergrads at Whittier College lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 845 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,325 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 536 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Whittier College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Whittier College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Whittier College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Water Polo||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Whittier College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Whittier College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Whittier College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Whittier College, take San Gabriel Freeway (605) to Whittier, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Los Angeles International, Ontario, John Wayne airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Whittier College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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