In The Princeton Review’s latest college rankings, Whittier College is described as a “tiny pearl of a liberal arts college.”
Whittier’s professors, campus life, diversity, and location received top marks in the education services company’s 27th annual college guidebook, The Best 384 Colleges—2019 Edition.
“We picked the 384 'best' colleges for our book primarily for their outstanding academics; we highly recommend each one," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and the book's lead author.
Whittier students surveyed for the guide noted the important role professors play for students, “the faculty brings real-world and work experience to their various courses” and, “these professors are engaged, love what they do, and truly care about the success of their students, both academically and personally.”
The College is also praised for its diverse student population. A student respondent said, “most people are very friendly, respectful of others’ different identities and comfortable with people of different backgrounds.”
The guide includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for various categories including academics, student life, and student body, among others. The rankings are based on surveys of 138,000 students at 384 top colleges that includes a wide representation by region, size, selectivity, and character. Visit the Princeton Review for more information on the rankings and methodology.
About Whittier College
Founded in 1887, Whittier College is an independent four-year residential liberal arts college that encourages students to question the world around them and figure out their place in it. Located in the heart of Southern California between bustling Los Angeles and beautiful Orange County, Whittier is distinguished by its small size, energetic faculty, and nationally recognized curriculum. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service.
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