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Whittier College Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • geology
  • music


Probation Policy

The minimum GPA required for all students to remain off probation during their entire college tenure is:

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar System:

  • 4-1-4 System (two semsters and one-month January interterm)

Summer Sessions:

  • 3 summer session(s) that consist of 6 weeks.

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in September and February.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 32% continue immediately.
  • 42% continue within one year.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 2%
  • Medical School: 2%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 2%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 5%
  • Other: 3%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • U California-Los Angeles, the California State University campuses, University of Hawaii, U
  • of Washington.
23% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • Bullocks/Macy's, Expediturs International, Parker-Hannifin Corp., State Farm Insurance, Hewlett-Packard.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Richard Nixon, former U.S. President; Robert Durham, associate justice, Oregon Supreme Court; Benjamin Tregoe, author and management consultant.