Whittier is a small liberal arts college on the border of Los Angeles and luxurious Orange County. Sharing the campus with Whittier undergraduates, you’ll get a taste of the true American student experience. Join clubs; watch games from the bleachers, and hang out with your friends after lectures in the quad. Whittier is our only school to offer dormitory residence alongside American college students, allowing you more opportunities to make friends and practice English with friendly native speakers.
We have delayed the reopening of our Whittier College school due to Coronavirus. Our Los Angeles Westwood school is reopening on 31 August with enhanced safety measures. Find out more.
Whittier is ranked as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review
Kaplan students enjoy free access to a wide range of college facilities – including the library, gym, tennis and basketball courts, running track and the Olympic-size swimming pool
Eat alongside Whittier students at the Campus Inn – the college’s main cafeteria
The perfect base for exploring the city without getting overwhelmed by the restless pace of LA life
University Placement Service:
Our University Placement Service (UPS) allows you to benefit from our extensive network of partner universities and colleges. Combined with our wealth of experience, we help you gain entry to graduate and undergraduate courses. Learn more
Languages spoken by staff:
Chinese Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Farsi
All teachers have a level of education normally represented by a degree and they also have a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Some also hold the higher level DELTA qualification, PGCE, or MA in applied linguistics
College sporting facilities:
Free access to college swimming pool, sports facilities and gym
Please click here to view the documents (search for Kaplan International) which are filed with the Bureau and which are required to be made available to students prior to enrollment, including the most recent Annual Report, School Performance Fact Sheet and Catalog.
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.All courses offered by Kaplan International are avocational and recreational, and are not intended to lead to vocation, occupation or career opportunities. Kaplan International does not confer credits, certification, diploma or degree for any courses, and no credits are transferrable to institutions of higher education.
*Student recommendations are based on Kaplan students surveyed in 2018.
School photo gallery
Check out images of student life at Los Angeles Whittier College school
Student residences are specially selected apartments, hostels, and dorms that provide a fantastic living experience. Enjoy a more independent lifestyle and the social aspects of living with new friends.
Live with fellow students for more independence
Most residences are self-catering
Socialize and have fun with your new friends
Single, twin, double, and dorm rooms are available at various locations
Get friendly advice about our courses, our schools and prices. Find out more, or book now.
Our consultants speak many different languages so if you would prefer to contact us in your own language, please tell us in the message to our staff below.