Private University|Liberal Arts
About Our College
Whittier College, founded in 1887, was named for the Quaker abolitionist and poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Since that time, the institution has grown into a distinctive, national liberal arts college. It serves a diverse student population with unique, widely praised curricula. The college campus has about 1,700 students who live there and study with more than 100 faculty. It emphasizes small, interactive classes led by full-time faculty members.