Poet Fun Facts


Whittier College has more than 18,000 alumni living in six continents, 54 countries, and – with the exception of the Virgin Islands – every single U.S. state and territory.

Our graduates include

  • a former U.S. President

  • the founder of Rhino Records

  • the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

  • a four-time Emmy-winning director

  • a Tyler-prizewinning environmental scientist

  • Broadway actresses 

  • bank presidents 

  • journalists for the Washington Post, CNN, and CBS News

  • a Mars Phoenix Landing mission member

  • a Newbury award-winning children’s author

  • vineyard owners 

  • a pro wrestler,

  • coaches for the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and Major League Lacrosse

  • numerous educators, diplomats, doctors, lawyers, and CEOs

  • the former CFO for Apple