The faculty brings real-world and work experience to their various courses: "they're not just life long academics, most of them have had successful professional careers outside of teaching" and they "really make [Whittier] worthwhile." These professors are "engaged, love what they do," and "truly care about the success of their students, both academically and personally." Discussions are highly encouraged and interesting debates fostered, and assigned papers "always force you to stretch your knowledge." Teachers sometimes challenge the class' knowledge by "presenting a topic that can have pros and cons and by asking to prove where the idea came from." Classes are small, so professors know "know your strengths and weaknesses and try their best to help you out."
Whitter is relatively close to LA and the beach, so the weather is "mostly very nice" and students often "lounge around outside under trees and on the grass to do homework and socialize," "play Frisbee, walk on slack lines, and play soccer for fun in the courtyards." The pool facility is brand new and many "hang out on the decks to tan and cool off in the heat," and there are hills behind the campus that are good for hiking or running. There "is always something going on on-campus and that makes students even more involved."
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