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Whittier College

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

13406 Philadelphia Street

P.O. Box 634

Whittier, CA 90608

United States

Phone: 562-907-4238

Fax: 562-907-4870

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 74
SAT:
% Submitting Score:84%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:460 - 580
     Math Middle 50%:480 - 590
     Writing Middle 50%:470 - 580
ACT:
% Submitting Score:36%
     ACT Middle 50%:20 - 25
Average High School GPA:3.37
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:19%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:20%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:24%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:19%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:14%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:4%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:28%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:44%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:92%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 4,123
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,622
Total of accepted students who enroll: 411
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Action Notification Date: 12/30
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Notification Begins: 12/30
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: No set date
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     English:3
     Mathematics:2
     Science:1
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:1
Academic Units Recommended:
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    74
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    460 - 580
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    480 - 590
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    470 - 580
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    20 - 25
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.37
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    12/01
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