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13406 E, Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA 90602, United States

Location info of Whittier College

Life in Whittier, California

  • Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment in the Uptown Whittier district.
  • Explore nearby hiking trails.
  • Gain easy access to Southern California attractions.
  • Southern California is a collage of counties and cities, each with its own personality and rich history, that are home to many of the nation’s and the world’s leading cultural and industry influencers. Hollywood’s production studios, Anaheim’s theme parks, and the South Bay’s aerospace industry are all a short drive from Whittier College.

Top Reasons to Study in Whittier College

Mentorship & Support

Students who thrive on hands-on learning and absorbing as much information as possible really find their niche here. Discovery, research, and the creation of knowledge is embedded into a Whittier College education.

Success After Whittier

You don’t have to wait until graduation to start building your resume. By combining
extra-curricular activities, internships, and fellowships, you’ll leave Whittier fully
prepared for your first job or graduate school.


Nearly half of Whittier College students participate in varsity and intramural sports at Whittier College- from Division Ill basketball and lacrosse to inner tube water polo and club rugby.

University details

About Whittier College

Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution in Southern California, located between downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Disney. Whittier prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society.


Career at Whittier College

Whittier’s Career Center prepares students through personal coaching that identifies and combines the unique qualities of their authentic self (their personality, innate talent, skills, coursework, and campus involvement) to develop a personal brand they’ll carry forward into their professional life.

The Career Center maintains a student-centered environment that focuses on their unique needs while connecting them to a support system that will guide them to and through their first internship or first job after graduation.

Campus life

Whittier College is located in Southern California, halfway between downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Disney.

The campus is situated on the eastern edge of historic Uptown Whittier, on Painter Avenue, between Philadelphia Street and Earlham Drive.


Undergraduate scholarship:

  • The average scholarship award is $15,000

Ranking & Accreditation of Whittier College

  • #107 in National Liberal Arts Colleges U.S. News & World Report, 2023
  • The Best 388 Colleges List The Princeton Review, 2023
  • Whittier College is nationally ranked #8 in Social Mobility and among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation
  • Institutional Accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Student Accommodation at Whittier College

  • Housing: $8,380
  • Dining: $6,642

Whittier College is a residential community where the vast majority of students live in one of seven residence halls that grace the campus – Ball, Campbell, Johnson, Harris, Stauffer, Turner, and Wanberg.

Some large and some small, each hall has an individual architectural style and interior décor, and each year, develops a personality unique to its inhabitants.

Programs at Whittier College


  1. Anthropology
  2. Applied Philosophy
  3. Art & Visual Studies
  4. Biochemistry – STEM designated
  5. Biology – STEM designated
  6. Business Administration
  7. Chemistry – STEM designated
  8. Child Development
  9. Chinese
  10. Economics
  11. Engineering 3-2
  12. English
  13. Environmental Science – STEM designated
  14. Film
  15. French
  16. Global & Cultural Studies
  17. History
  18. Integrated Computer Science
  19. Kinesiology – STEM designated
  20. Mathematics – STEM designated
  21. Mathematics-Business
  22. Mathematics-Economics
  23. Music
  24. Philosophy
  25. Physics – STEM designated
  26. Political Science
  27. Pre-Professional – 3-2 Engineering Cooperative Program
  28. Pre-Professional – Health Sciences Advising Program
  29. Pre-Professional – Physical Therapy Advising Program
  30. Psychological Sciences – STEM designated
  31. Religious Studies
  32. Social Work
  33. Sociology
  34. Spanish
  35. Theatre & Communication Arts
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