Overall Whittier College Acceptance Rate
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 933 - 1170
- ACT Scores: 20 - 26
How Hard Is It to Get into Whittier College
Applicant Selectivity: Moderately Selective
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Whittier is considered moderately selective. Many accepted applicants score in the mid-range on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having a solid high school GPA and number of college prep courses.
How Does Whittier College Compare to Other Liberal Arts Colleges in CA
Nearby College Acceptance Rates
|California Lutheran University||62%|
|Claremont McKenna College||11%|
|St. Thomas Aquinas College||79%|
|University of Redlands||68%|
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
Starting with the class of 2021, Whittier applicants with a GPA of at least 3.0 will have the option of applying without their SAT or ACT scores. If you’re a member of an earlier class, you will need to submit your scores from one of these tests.
In addition to your application form and test scores, you should submit your official high school transcript and a secondary school report sent from your guidance counselor. You will also need a letter of recommendation from a teacher. You’re encouraged to include additional information if you feel that it will improve your chance of acceptance.
Number of Applicants, Percent Admitted, and Enrolled Students
Average Standardized Test Scores
|SAT Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||463 - 580|
|Math||470 - 590|
|Total Score:||933 - 1170|
|ACT Section||Score Range|
|Composite Score:||20 - 26|