Whittier, CA
Whittier College


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Recent Reviews

Celina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a small college thats is fun to be around and people are super nice. Academics are good and professors are usually availa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a small college thats is fun to be around and people are super nice. Academics are good and professors are usually available to help students. Students tend to attend school activities and try to be involved on school fairs and sports. Alumni are usually involved to and tend to come back for homecoming every year. Food is usually tatsty and facilities are very clean. I have a good image of my college.

Brandon
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It’s a great place to get an education and stay focused but other than that I would say the school is sub par, the WiFi is tr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a great place to get an education and stay focused but other than that I would say the school is sub par, the WiFi is trash and the school try’s to charge you for every little thing possible, but the people are cool and the teachers are involved and the class sizes are tiny so it’s easy to get Professor help

Sydney
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I recently finished my first year at Whittier, and I have no regrets about choosing this school. The faculty are incredibly c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I recently finished my first year at Whittier, and I have no regrets about choosing this school. The faculty are incredibly caring and make themselves available to their students. Most of the professors that I have had so far provided accessible office hours and responded to my emails in a timely manner. Class sizes are small, so students can develop close relationships with their professors. There are also many job and internship opportunities on campus in many different offices and departments. This year, I was employed in Disability Services as a notetaker and a testing proctor, which allowed me to directly help my peers with disabilities. In the next school year, I will be working as an Orientation Advisor, guiding a group of freshmen through orientation, and as a Writing Associate, in which I will be working in a freshman writing course to help students strengthen their writing skills. Although the campus is small, there is still a vibrant campus community, with many different clubs, organizations, and societies (our version of Greek life). During my first year, I got involved in Cru, our school's Christian ministry, and Food Recovery Network, which takes extra food that would otherwise be thrown away and donates it to a local soup kitchen. Whittier is known for giving back to the local community--we have many courses that combine volunteer work with concepts taught in the classroom. When I took International Relations, I also took a course that was paired with it called Service in International Relations, in which we went to the local adult school and assisted adults in preparing for their US citizenship exam. This course helped me to debunk any of the prior misconceptions I may have had towards immigrants and then communicate that information to others. I also enjoyed being able to connect concepts I had learned in class about immigration to real-world experience. The picture that I've painted of Whittier thus far seems picture-perfect, but that is not always the case. The freshman dorms are in desperate need of renovation. My parents paid thousands of dollars for my room and board, yet my dorm lacked air conditioning, which is a must in southern California. The food is often hit-or-miss, though I do respect their efforts to source local produce and reduce their environmental footprint. Some of the older buildings on campus are in disrepair. It should not be normal for the basement of Hoover Hall to flood when it rains, yet it is a common sight in the winter months. Many students are unhappy with the new president of Whittier College because of how distant she seems from campus life. She holds office hours only about once a month, whereas the president that came before her had an open door policy. When an art installation donated by a renowned Chinese artist with close ties with the College was finally unveiled, she seemed to know very little about the project and her speech at the unveiling ceremony seemed lackluster at best. I was disappointed. Despite my school's flaws, I am still proud to call myself a Poet. I am grateful for all of the experiences I have had in my first year alone, and I am excited to continue my undergraduate career at Whittier.

Brianna
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I love Whittier College. It is a close-knit community that I am happy to be a part of. I feel very comfortable and secure at ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Whittier College. It is a close-knit community that I am happy to be a part of. I feel very comfortable and secure at my college. I know I'll graduate with a good education under my belt, and I know I will graduate having gained a lot of life and job experience. I'll be able to enter the workforce and the rest of my life feeling confident in my abilities, and I will have faculty and staff to help me.

Abigail
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It is a great school, and it holds a lot of nature for those who like trees and grass. The people there are very nice, a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school, and it holds a lot of nature for those who like trees and grass. The people there are very nice, and the students there have their own traditions. In a lounge room a wall is a whiteboard anyone can write on, and professors would pass by when no students are around to mark up all the errors the student made. Some of the rooms don;t have A.C, but the rooms are very cozy if you like a small room.

Anica
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Whittier College is a supportive liberal arts school. The professors are one of the best things about the college. Initially,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Whittier College is a supportive liberal arts school. The professors are one of the best things about the college. Initially, it can be intimidating to reach out to them, but once you do they show that they have your best interest in mind. Although grades are a main focus, professors encourage students to learn outside of their classrooms, take breaks, and have fun. Since the college is small, professors also have time to check in with their students, whether it be in regards to grades or their well-being. I appreciate the small size because it is easy for people to get to know one another. Faculty within the offices on campus are responsive and offer a strong support system for students as they make their way through college. Similar to professors, they take the time to talk with you and understand your mindset. Even though I have only experienced one semester, I realize the amount of care and energy given to me as a student. I am in the stage where I have no idea what I want. The adults know that this stage is not a unique situation for a first year to feel, but they are aware of how it feels for me and treat my journey as my own. I am still trying to solidify my support system, but as time progresses I know I will find my place.

Hally
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It is an amazing college with several opportunities. Several sports, class option, clubs, societies, and more. Everyone is ve...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is an amazing college with several opportunities. Several sports, class option, clubs, societies, and more. Everyone is very friendly and professors are easily accessible. We value community, culture, communication, and connections. Studying abroad is also very common. It really is a nice college to pursue your dreams and get the full college experience you are looking for.

Marissa
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Whittier College has a great learning and social environment. As a transfer student, I enjoy it much more than my previous sc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Whittier College has a great learning and social environment. As a transfer student, I enjoy it much more than my previous school. The small class sizes and professor interactions/availability are invaluable. I am a part of one honor society and one extracurricular club. I have great social interactions, with both my fellow students and alumnus of the college.

Monique
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is great. One thing I feel encompasses Whittier College is that it is comfortable. Students support each other and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is great. One thing I feel encompasses Whittier College is that it is comfortable. Students support each other and faculty is usually always willing to do the same. Aside from office hours professors also do office hours by appointment or even let you meet them at star bucks so they can help you study for your final. In terms of academics, I feel that it is an environment where you can prosper because there are so many resources such as CAAS (Center for Advising and Academic Success) where there is free tutoring and academic coaching, the Center for Career and Professional Development where you can help find a job or internship, would like to know more on pursuing higher education, or simply want to talk someone because you don't know what it is you want to pursue. There is also a Health and Wellness center where you can get some medicine, check in when your sick, or even have lab work done if necessary. There is also trained professionals such as therapist and psychologists where you can take care of your emotional health. Immediately when you walk in you will find yourself in a calm and welcoming environment, of which the services they provide is completely free! There is ALWAYS events going on in school from all the multitude of clubs on campus , the departments, and organizations. Fun fact: there is usually all this free stuff! Though I love Whittier there are some problems with how well the administration is managed, but you can always go try in another department to solve your concern/ issue. Also, sometimes the wifi will go down or become very slow when too many are using it. All in all though Whittier is a great college to grow academically and as an individual. I can testify to that living alone and being on the Dean's List. If you have any further questions though or would like to know more please feel free to email me at perez.monique1090@gmail.com. Thanks!

JoseManuel
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Whittier College is a place to learn and more because they really do care about their students success. There are many opport...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Whittier College is a place to learn and more because they really do care about their students success. There are many opportunities for students to get help at the college and you aren't just a number, the professors and staff acctually care about their students.

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