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  • Neurodiverse
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Vision/Blind
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General Information
13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier , California 90601

Disability Resource Office

Student Disability Services
Library, Room G003
13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601
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About Whittier College

Whittier College, a prestigious private institution located in Whittier, California, stands as a testament to academic excellence, rich history, and a commitment to shaping well-rounded individuals ready to face the challenges of the world. Nestled within the vibrant city of Whittier, the college offers a unique blend of idyllic campus life and easy access to the bustling activities of Southern California.

Whittier College, established in 1887, has a long-standing tradition of providing students with a transformative educational experience. The college takes pride in its student-centered approach, fostering a close-knit community that encourages intellectual growth, diversity, and engagement. With a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 11:1, students benefit from small class sizes and personalized attention from professors who are dedicated to their success.

Academically, Whittier College offers a wide range of undergraduate programs across various disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and arts. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to explore their passions and interests in depth, while also gaining a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for a multitude of career paths or advanced studies. The college also offers interdisciplinary programs and collaborative research opportunities, allowing students to engage in hands-on learning and contribute to innovative solutions to real-world challenges alongside renowned faculty.

Beyond the classroom, Whittier College is committed to providing a holistic college experience that nurtures personal growth, leadership development, and community engagement. The college boasts over 70 student-run clubs and organizations, ranging from academic and cultural groups to recreational and social activities. Students can participate in community service projects, join intramural sports teams, or immerse themselves in the arts through theatrical productions and musical performances.

Whittier College’s picturesque campus provides a serene backdrop for student life. With beautifully landscaped green spaces, historic architecture, and modern facilities, the campus offers an inviting atmosphere that encourages collaboration, creative thinking, and a sense of belonging. The college is committed to sustainability, implementing eco-friendly practices and initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.

While the campus itself provides a tranquil environment for learning and personal growth, Whittier College’s location in Whittier, California, offers an array of opportunities for exploration and discovery. Situated in Los Angeles County, students have easy access to the vibrant city life and entertainment scene of Los Angeles, with its world-class museums, theaters, and diverse cultural attractions. Additionally, Whittier is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including nearby mountain ranges and beaches, allowing for recreational activities and outdoor adventures.

In summary, Whittier College stands as a renowned private institution committed to academic excellence and the holistic development of its students. With its student-centered approach, extensive range of academic programs, and commitment to community engagement and leadership, Whittier College offers a transformative educational experience. Surrounded by the dynamic city of Whittier and the opportunities presented by Southern California, students at Whittier College have access to a rich and diverse environment that complements their academic journey and shapes them into well-rounded individuals prepared for success in the global community.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations