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Whittier College

Whittier College is a private liberal arts college in Whittier, California, United States. As of fall 2012, the college has approximately 1,725 enrolled students.

Location

Address
13406 E Philadelphia Street
City
Whittier
State
CA
Zip/Post Code
90601

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1695
Total Graduate enrollment
778
In State Tuition Fees
39736
Out State Tuition Fees
39736
ACT Score
25
SAT Score
1180
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.4
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
61%
Student Faculty Ratio
13:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Johnny Poet
Colors
Purple Gold
Conference
SCIAC
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

The liberal arts university was founded in 1887 by members of the Religious Society of Friends, thanks to the generosity and efforts of local business leaders Washington Hadley and Aubrey Wardman. It was named after Friends (Quaker) poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Student athletes at Whittier College are still known as the Poets in his honor. An event reminiscent of the famous alumnus occurred at Whittier in 2002 when an electronic bugging device was found in the office of the college newspaper, the Quaker Campus. The discovery quickly made headlines on the Drudge Report, the Student Press Law Center and other media outlets due to the similarity to the bugging of the Democratic National Headquarters in 1972 that brought down Nixon's presidency in the Watergate scandal.

College Specialty

Specialty

Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.

Alumni

Alumni

Ila Borders, first female pitcher to start in a professional baseball game Jim Colborn, former Major League Baseball pitcher Elvin Hutchison, former National Football League player and official Gary Jones, former Major League Baseball pitcher Greg Jones, Whittier College baseball Hall of Famer Steve Jones, former Major League Baseball pitcher Timo Liekoski, Finnish soccer coach Brian Kelly, former Major League Lacrosse player Wally Kincaid, college baseball coach Chuck McMurtry, former defensive tackle in the American Football League Tony Malinosky, former Major League Baseball player Russ Purnell, former special teams coach for the NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars Jamie Quirk, former Major League Baseball player Jim Skipper, assistant coach for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 74 acres (30�ha)

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