Whittier College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the college in the just-published 2009 edition of its annual book, The Best 368 Colleges—which encompasses about 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges.
According to student comments included in the Whittier College profile: "...One would be hard pressed to find better professors. They're here 'because they love to teach and it shows'; all do most of the teaching themselves [Whittier does not employ teaching assistants], which means that teachers and students have the opportunity to be peers and 'defy typical "college classroom" norms.' Most classes are very small and are structured around discussion rather than straight lectures, and the instructors 'keep the busywork to a minimum, basing your grade on a handful of papers, a midterm, and and a final.' 'Really, the professors MAKE Whittier College,' sums up a senior."