Tuition & Costs

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

More than $8.5 million in aid was awarded to Whittier students in 2016-2017.

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. 

Steady Tuition Costs

Whittier makes every effort to maintain tuition increases within a manageable range so as to minimize impact on students and their families. Over the last five years, Whittier tuition has increased an average of 3.9% annually. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the average tuition increase among private universities is 7.9%.

2018-2019 Whittier College Cost of Attendance

Tuition: $47,496
Fees: $590
Room (double): $7,666
Board (15 meals per week): $6,076

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

Parent Perspective: Affordability

THE VALUE OF A WHITTIER EDUCATION

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