Whittier College Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at Whittier College is 13:1, and the school has 58.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Whittier College include: Social Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Psychology; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Sciences (biological or physical)
Humanities History
Mathematics Social science
English (including composition)
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Sciences 22%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 8%
Psychology 8%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate - professional practice
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 100%
Service learning 30%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 100%
Writing in the disciplines 100%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 35%
Learning communities 100%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 82%
4-year graduation rate 66%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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