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Whittier College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 27 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $31,630)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $31,040)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 15 14 - -
Football 87 - - -
Golf 13 15 - -
Lacrosse 35 17 - -
Soccer 31 24 - -
Softball - 19 - -
Swimming and Diving 23 32 - -
Tennis 15 13 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 31 26 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 21 - -
Volleyball - 17 - -
Water Polo 21 22 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.5%
Hispanic 23.9%
Non-resident alien 1.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 23.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 37.0%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 16
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Mathew from Downey, CA
  • 2
  • The dorms are small. The dorms are expensive. As with most colleges, the dorms are not especially comfortable, feature communal bathrooms, and can occasionally be louder than they should. On the…

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  • Katie from Long Beach, CA
  • 2
  • The freshmen dorms are awful. There are maintenance people who are supposed to clean them, but I have never once seen them do anything other than vacuum. It's alright if…

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  • Liz from Whittier, CA
  • 3
  • I am a commuter, so I don't know what dorm life is like personally. With that being said, I can say what I have heard from other students. Socially, living…

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  • Jae from San Diego, CA
  • 5
  • Dorm Life is an amazing experience at Whittier. The rooms are much larger than typical college dorms and the Residential Life staff is amazing. Dorm life, especially as a freshman,…

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  • Sara from Los Angeles, CA
  • 4
  • Students are able to live on campus, rent apartments from the school or live on their own that is within 25 miles. Freshman and Sophomores are usually grouped together in…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Ian from Whittier, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I'm going to be honest, I'm not too familiar with the quality of the food. I prefer to remain neutral.

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  • 1
  • Tyler from Whittier, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food and dinging here is poor especially if you are an athlete. It is difficult to find food here where you can get enough good tasting protein in your body for your upcoming athletic events. The staff that works in the food and dining area are polite and courteous but the food is not a strong suite here.

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  • 3
  • Rachel from Lakewood, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Depends on where you eat and what you eat. You'll have to try it and find out. Off campus eateries are also excellent.

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  • 5
  • Alexis
  • I am a current student here

    The food and dinning is awesome. It is a buffet style everyday and there is a variety of foods you can eat. There is also a place where you can eat at if you not do not want to eat in the cafeteria. This place also have a variety of things you can eat such as, snacks, drinks, little lunch meals, coffee, tea, and etc.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Joseph from Whittier, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Are greek life's are known as Societies and they are Athenians, Ionians, Metaphonians, Palmers, Thalians for women and for men we have Franklins, Orthogonians, and the William Penns

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  • 0
  • UNK
  • I am a current student here

    The closest thing to greek life on campus are this sorority and fraternity like groups called societies. Theres like one co-ed society and the rest are split. There are some pretty cool peeps in them just make sure this is truly for you before you join.

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  • 0
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  • I am a current student here

    There are a lot of events hosted by societies on campus which I hear are very interesting. It's all very secretive to outsiders so not much can be said. Pledging season is quite a sight though.

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  • 0
  • Robert from Indio, CA
  • I am a current student here

    There are numerous fraternities and sororities at Whittier College. There's a little something for everyone.

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  • 0
  • Francisco from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Whittier College does not participate in the Greek system, however we have our own Society system. It is smaller than the Greek system and it provides closer interaction among current Society members and the alumni. There is a very close connection among current members and alumni which is highly useful for post graduation.

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