Affordability and Value


The value of a Whittier College education lies in Whittier's core mission: to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for success in a complex global society.

Whittier's approach to education - intimate classes, personal attention, and a focus on helping students understand connections across subjects and disciplines - produces graduates with skills that are highly valued by employers and graduate schools alike.

Aid That Matters

Whittier College awarded over $150 million in scholarships and merit awards to students offered admission for Fall 2019.

Average out-of-pocket tuition cost per student is about $25,000 per year.

More than 85% of Whittier students receive some type of aid from the College. 

All students who apply for admission are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. No additional applications are necessary.

Fast-Track to Graduation

With a low faculty-to-student ratio, Whittier students receive the one-on-one attention that helps them stay focused and on-track. 

No impacted majors or programs. Students can choose their major freely without the stress of competing for a spot. 

89% of our graduates complete their degree in four years. With access to hundreds of semester courses and an interim term, Whittier students can fulfill major requirements without delays.

Outcomes That Matter

Whittier College alumni are leaders in their communities and industries, and remain committed to helping Whittier students and graduates reach their professional goals. 

A recognized legacy. Employers and graduate schools know what the Whittier name stands for and hire or admit accordingly. In fact, Whittier College is in the top 5% nationally for its acceptance rate to graduate schools in the life sciences. 

2019-2020 Whittier College Cost of Attendance

Tuition: $48,924
Fees: $590
Room (double): $7,896
Board (15 meals per week): $6,258

A full schedule of charges can be obtained from the Business Office or viewed here