Whittier College Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


Tuition rises - your financial aid package will probably not scale accordingly!


I wish I would have known about the countless clubs that are available so that I could have chosen the ones that would be necessary and perfect for me, instead of swamping myself with extra-curricular activities once I got here. I also wish I would have known more about each professors' specialties and interests so that I could have asked about different subjects and career paths and maybe figured out what I wanted to study sooner. I also wish I would have known about all the resources available at the Career Center for internships and jobs before summer started.


I wish I would have know that it being a private college, that the tuition is overwhelmingly expensive and I would probably stress less about paying for school is I went to a public state college.


I wish I had known that most students have cars, and that many go away on the weekends. That's not to say that everyone needs a car, or that weekends are dull and lifeless. However, because the surrounding community is small and public transportation in Los Angeles is not known for its efficiency, having a car makes trips to the grocery store a little easier and creates more opportunities for the weekends. The school usually has somethign to do every weekend, but it requires a little more creativity in order to find something to do some days.