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Whittier College

Whittier College

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Founding Date
1887

Whittier College is a residential college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 30 majors in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. It is widely known for its highly diverse student population and federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Students at the college can choose from a variety of clubs on campus, including the college magazine, The Rock.

  • Whittier is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and The Princeton Review, 
  • About 93% of students receive some form of financial assistance. 
  • The school hosts a First-Year Experience program for incoming students, designed to help students find their community.
  • It boasts several notable alumni, such as President Richard Nixon, the former Apple CFO Fred D. Anderson, and acclaimed author Jessamyn West.