August 1, 2011 Whittier College has been included in the 2012 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges which features the country's "best and most interesting" colleges and universities. Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the guide is a selective, subjective, and systematic look at over 300 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Excerpt from the Guide: "The students at Whittier have created a supportive, intimate environment where people work together and celebrate their diversity. 'It's a small, friendly place wheree verybody knows everybody,' a junior math major says. With the opportunity to design their own majors, students are active in their own education." Inclusion in the guide is based on financial aid, academic quality, social life, and quality of life at featured institutions. About the Author: Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote the bestselling annual, the Fiske Guide to Colleges, to help them.