Whittier College was established in 1887. The founders of the institute were members of the Religious Society of Friends. It is a private college of liberal arts, and is located in Whittier, California. The campus of Whittier College is spread across an area of more than 70 acres. Whittier College offers over 30 minors and 30 majors in various streams of study. The college also organizes programs for studying abroad. The student body includes international students from over 15 countries.
Whittier College's athletics department fields more than 15 men's and women's sports teams. The teams are known as the Poets, and they are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The teams participate in sports including basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, and tennis.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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