Whittier Noted as a Top College

September 11, 2018

Whittier College has once again been ranked as one of the best national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s annual college rankings.

Acknowledged for its campus diversity, Whittier is one of five California schools included in the top 12 list of ethnically diverse institutions. 

The report notes that Whittier “is a vibrant, residential four-year liberal arts institution, where intellectual inquiry and experiential learning are fostered in a community that promotes respect for diversity of thought and culture. With 43 percent of its students hailing from traditionally under-represented groups, and its federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Whittier College remains one of the most diverse liberal arts schools in the nation.”

Each year, U.S. News releases its list of the best colleges and universities nationwide designed to help prospective students and their families research more than 1,800 institutions. The methodology focuses on academic excellence with an emphasis on student outcomes. 

In addition to U.S. News, Whittier was also among the top third of colleges recognized in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college rankings. Compiled with data collected from more than 200,000 college students surveys, rankings here are based on 15 key indicators that assess the colleges in four areas: outcomes, resources, engagement, and environment.