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Whittier College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Whittier College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,251 out of 5,192 applicants or 63% were admitted making Whittier College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Whittier College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,145 2,047 5,192
Accepted 1,994 1,257 3,251
Acceptance Rate 63% 61% 63%
Enrolled 256 189 445
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Whittier College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1020 1240
SAT Reading 510 630
SAT Math 510 610
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >74%
1130 to 1240 Avg + 63%-74%
1020 to 1130 Avg - 50%-63%
910 to 1020 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 910 Low <37%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Whittier College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Whittier College was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Whittier College accepts 63% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 19% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 24% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Whittier College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=125763 IPEDS survey data for Whittier College.