Check in with Whittier College's admissions department for more information on applying.
Here is an overiew of some of Whittier College's admissions stats.
|Whittier College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||11%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||9%|
Check with Whittier College directly for more info on application deadlines.
Whittier College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Whittier College directly for more information about early applications.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Whittier College, contact the school directly.
Whittier College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
What does Whittier College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Whittier College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Whittier College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Whittier College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5||2.5||3|
Students admitted to Whittier College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Whittier College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Whittier College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 11% of Whittier College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Whittier College applicants, you should aim to score between 1160 and 1360 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Whittier College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1360 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Whittier College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Whittier College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.
To be most competitive at Whittier College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Whittier College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Whittier College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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Do I have to submit test scores to Whittier College?
❌ No, Whittier College is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Whittier College?
🟨 Whittier College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Whittier College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.61. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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