Known for it’s diverse student body and warm campus, Whittier College is a private liberal arts college located in the heart of Southern California. Its small size of approximately 1,700 enrolled (undergraduate and graduate) students is no indicator of its stature; Whittier’s nationally ranked academics and facilities are to be rivaled with. Notable alumni such as U.S. President Richard M. Nixon are living testaments to Whittier’s core belief that “The Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.”
Visitor Information: Tour Whittier College
Coffee: The always busy but never fussy Mimo’s Café is a great spot for friendly and fast service. It’s quaint, outdoor seating makes for the perfect place to people watch and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Breakfast: Open all day, the casual creperie Crepes & Grapes Café offers make-your-own options & French-inspired eats. If you are coming for brunch keep in mind that beer and wine is also served here! The cute décor and friendly service make this an easy choice for breakfast.
Lunch: Pho & Roll is a lively lunchtime spot known for their Asian Fusion inspired menu with choices ranging from sushi to pho. The casual ambiance and fast service are just another reason you’ll see many Whittier students eating lunch (and dinner) here.
A Step Up: For a festive wine bar head to Phlight for an array of tasty Mediterranean and Spanish small plates. The lofty, modern décor makes for a cozy and relaxing ambiance. Dine at The Rusty Monk, a Belgian style gastropub, for a unique and dynamic menu coupled with a wide variety of beers and ciders that complement its stylistic influence. Nearby gastropub, The Bottle Room, is known for its simplistic design, serving upscale pub-fare and 24 rotating taps of craft beer – It’s the perfect spot to grab a burger with some friends!
WHITTIER FAST FACTS
Purple & Gold
13406 East Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
(f) (562) 907-4870
Kieron Miller , Vice President of Enrollment
NCAA Division III