Whittier College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Whittier, CA, Whittier College is one of the best universities in the state of California. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Whittier College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Whittier College.

13406 Philadelphia Street, PO Box 634 Whittier, CA 90608
Phone: (562) 907-4238
Email: admission@whittier.edu
Web site: http://www.whittier.edu

Rankings: Whittier College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.0
Graduation and retention ranking: 173
Average freshman retention rate: 77.8%
6-year graduation rate: 55.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 62%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): -7
Faculty resources ranking: 125
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 59.2%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.7%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 13:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 88.8%
Student selectivity ranking: 180
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 930-1160
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 21%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 35%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 72.3%
Financial resources rank: 93
Alumni giving rank: 166
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 19.6%

Whittier College History

Essential Facts: Whittier College

  • Whittier College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,732, with a gender distribution of 42 percent male students and 58 percent female students.
  • Whittier College offers a very welcoming environment with many resources for students including free tutoring, printing, and counseling.
  • Whittier College, founded in 1887, was named for the Quaker abolitionist and poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Since that time, the institution has grown into a distinctive, national liberal arts college.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 62%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 13%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 21%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 85%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 80%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook