Applying to Whittier

Acceptance Rate 82.49%
Yield 11.64%
SAT Score 1,230
ACT Score 26
Applicants 2,884

Applying To Whittier

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 82.49% at Whittier College where a total of 2,884 students applied and 2,379 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,230 and the average ACT score is 26. It requires five items to submit to their applicants.
The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Whittier.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$70
Admission Informationwww.whittier.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.commonapp.org/school/whittier-college
Acceptance Rate82.49%
Average Test Scores1,230 SAT / 26 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2021-2022, the acceptance rate is 82.49% where a total of 2,884 students (1,357 men and 1,527 women) have applied to Whittier and 2,379 (1,090 men and 1,289 women) students have been admitted to the school.
Among them, 136 male and 141 female students have enrolled into Whittier and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 11.64%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at Whittier
Acceptance Rate 82.49% 80.32% 84.41%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 11.64% 12.48% 10.94%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At Whittier, 30 applicants (11% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 24 applicants (9%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees.
The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,230 and the average ACT score is 26 at Whittier. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,340 and 25th percentile score is 1,120. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 86 and the 25th percentile score is 64. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Whittier.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at Whittier
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590680
SAT Math530660
ACT Composite2328
ACT Math1927
ACT English2231
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Whittier College requires 5 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 1 item(s) (Admission Test Scores) are considered but not required to submit.
Application Requirements for Whittier
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Whittier College is Four-one-four plan. Whittier College accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that Whittier College accepts.
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training