I would definitely reccommend Whittier College although I do not think that this school is for everyone. Whittier is a VERY small school - anyone who is looking to blend in to the crowd or hide in a large group would not be happy. If you do attend Whittier, my bset advice is to get involved - there are tons of groups, activities, clubs and other activities on campus. Pros: Small classes, personal interaction with professors, great educational opportunities, classes are easy to get to as the campus is very small. Cons: very small student body, no major sports teams, in a small Quaker community.
I chose Whittier for the wrong reason...it was far away from my parents. I didn't take the time to really investigate the school before enrolling. I found myself surrounded by dumb blond P.E. majors, and jocks of all stripes. Intelligent conversation was a rarity. The social life was good, if you have a taste for cheap beer and date rape. I would never choose Whittier if I could do it again. They do have a fantastic P.E. program, though, and there are some good book and record stores in town.