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.
Outcomes That Matter
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%.
2017-2018 Whittier College Cost of Attendance
Room (double): $7,414
Board (15 meals per week): $6,296
A schedule of charges may be obtained from the Business Office