Whittier College

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

Stay: Located right in uptown Whittier, The Radisson Hotel Whittier couldn’t be more convenient for those visiting campus. The recently remodeled rooms make for a comfortable and clean choice. It should also be noted that during major Whittier College events special discounted rates are offered!

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.


Casual: Head to the contemporary, lounge-like Gu Thai specializing in Burmese and Thai dishes. Earning fans for their Louisiana Style BBQ and steaks, Steve’s BBQ showcases live music and entertainment every Thursday-Sunday. Pho & Roll is always a good option for dinner as well.



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!

Local Attractions: Just a few blocks away from campus, Uptown Whittier is full of boutique stores and unique restaurants. Don’t leave town without visiting Half Off Books, Lovell’s Records Tapes, and Geeks.


Whittier has a very close knit community without feeling like it’s too small. I love the students as well as my professors.
— Jen







Johnny Poet

School Colors

Purple & Gold

Acceptance Rate


Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Action









Admissions Office

13406 East Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90608-0634

(p)(562) 907-4238
(f) (562) 907-4870

Kieron Miller , Vice President of Enrollment

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division III

Noteworthy Alumni

Richard Nixon

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