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 Whittier College

Whittier College - Whittier, CA

13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, California 90601

General information:(562)907-4205
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:2,417(1,573 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
Admissions
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $34,228 $35,582 $36,992 -4%
Out-of-state $34,228 $35,582 $36,992 -4%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,548 $10,026 $10,428 -4%
Other $3,042 $3,488 $3,488 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,872 $9,518 $10,190 -7%
Other $3,996 $3,996 $3,996 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,140 $4,140 $4,140 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $48,456 $50,734 $52,546 -4%
Off Campus $50,734 $50,734 $52,816 -4%
Off Campus with Family $40,006 $41,360 $42,770 -2%
Out-of-state
On Campus $48,456 $50,734 $52,546 -4%
Off Campus $50,734 $50,734 $52,816 -4%
Off Campus with Family $40,006 $41,360 $42,770 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $36,632
In-state fees $360
Out-of-state tuition $36,632
Out-of-state fees $360
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $9,180
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $9,180
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 432 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 423 93% $9,867,444 $23,327
Federal grants 154 34% $856,335 $5,561
Pell grants 154 34% $697,253 $4,528
Other federal grants 124 27% $159,082 $1,283
State/local government grant or scholarships 123 27% $1,017,158 $8,270
Institutional grants or scholarships 422 93% $7,993,951 $18,943
Student loan aid 307 68% $2,651,832 $8,638
Federal student loans 297 66% $1,937,508 $6,524
Other student loans 119 26% $714,324 $6,003
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,392 91% $30,051,661 $21,589
Pell grants 514 34% $2,244,015 $4,366
Federal student loans 984 64% $7,359,531 $7,479

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 2,417
Undergraduate enrollment 1,573
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 87
Graduate enrollment 844
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$70

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,990 1,281 1,709
Percent admitted 72% 68% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 68% 15% 13%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 338 79%
ACT 156 37%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 480 580
SAT Math 480 590
SAT Writing 480 570
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1415
Football 79-
Golf 11-
Lacrosse 2516
Soccer 2923
Softball -27
Swimming and Diving 2443
Tennis 1214
Track and Field, Outdoor 3729
Track and Field, X-Country 2420
Volleyball -14
Water Polo 3323

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities02/28/1949 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

07/01/1978 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations57 4
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 300
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 131
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 002
Aggravated assault 101
Burglary 91510
Motor vehicle theft 310
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 131
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 002
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 91510
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5.9%
Number in default35
Number in repayment584

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00134200

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry4--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1--
Category total22--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General1--
Category total53--
Education Colleges
Education, General-63-
Category total-63-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General2--
Category total19--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development4--
Category total15--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature1--
French Language and Literature4--
Spanish Language and Literature2--
Category total13--
History Colleges
History, General2--
Category total18--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-6-
Law--125
Category total-6125
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General2--
Category total8--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies4--
Category total4--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science2--
Category total2--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General25--
Category total25--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy3--
Religion/Religious Studies3--
Category total8--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General5--
Physics, General1--
Category total6--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General2--
Category total26--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work4--
Category total4--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology1--
Economics, General7--
Political Science and Government, General1--
Social Sciences, General1--
Sociology1--
Category total68--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General4--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7--
Music, General1--
Category total18--
Grand total4269125