Whittier College Joins Shorelight

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By Shorelight Team
Published on August 14, 2023

Whittier College

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Whittier College, a private liberal arts school in southern California, is now accepting international student applications through Shorelight. Ranked #24 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report, Whittier College offers affordable tuition and prestigious degree programs in STEM, art and visual studies, world languages, and more.

Why Study at Whittier College?

  1. Live and learn in California Located between downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim (home to Disneyland), Whittier College offers access to internships and co-op opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. Students can also take advantage of southern California’s world-famous good weather with recreational sports and outdoor activities, beautiful beaches, amazing farmers' markets, and premier cultural events.

  2. Feel at home in a diverse student community With 69% of the student population identifying as students of color and 10% being international, Whittier College takes pride in its multicultural community that welcomes students from around the world.

  3. Get personalized academic support — Classes are capped at 24 to foster a close-knit environment, and professors ensure that each student benefits from individual attention.

Accolades for Whittier College

U.S. News & World Report, 2023

  • #107 in National Liberal Arts Colleges (tie)

  • #24 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

The Princeton Review, 2023

  • Best Colleges


  • #303 in Private Colleges

  • #143 in Liberal Arts Colleges

  • #113 in the West

Washington Monthly

  • #84 Best Liberal Arts Colleges

Undergraduate Programs at Whittier College

3-2 Engineering Program

  • Engineering 3-2 Chemistry

  • Engineering 3-2 Computer Science

  • Engineering 3-2 Mathematics

  • Engineering 3-2 Physics

  • Engineering 3-2 Science & Letters

Department of Business Administration

  • Accounting Concentration

  • Finance Concentration

  • International Business Concentration

  • Management Concentration

  • Marketing Concentration

Department of Physics & Astronomy

  • Astronomy Emphasis

*Students in the 3-2 Program normally spend three years at Whittier College and two years attending an engineering school. The five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whittier College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from a secondary university . At this time, the secondary university is the University of Southern California. This program is not available to transfer students.

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At Whittier College, students have access to state-of-art campus facilities and a wide range of academic and professional support. Make the most of your study abroad experience by enrolling with Whittier College in southern California!

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