Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

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Whitman College

Whitman College

Whitman College Student Essentials

Whitman College Student Essentials
Region: Northwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Missionaries
Website: www.whitman.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $42,105
Out-of-State Tuition: $42,105
Retention Rate: 94%
Enrollment: 1,676
Year Established: 1882

About Whitman College

With rigorous academics and a diverse student body, Whitman College is one of the most prestigious schools in Washington. Whitman offers all the benefits of a private liberal arts college, including small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio under 10:1.

Whitman’s academics are based on engagement. Students are expected to learn actively, asking questions and seeking answers. There about 40 majors to choose from, and you can choose to design your own interdisciplinary major. The college also offers many fellowship opportunities, such as the Pickering Fellowship for students interested in working for the United States Foreign Service.

Student life at Whitman is as engaged as its academics. Whitman students are heavily involved in intramural sports, Greek life, and a variety of clubs and organizations. The college’s Outdoor Program is also quite popular, offering opportunities for rock climbing, kayaking, rafting and winter sports.

Whitman’s admissions committee values academic achievement, strong writing skills and extracurricular involvement. Because admissions are highly selective, it’s a good idea to schedule an interview so that the admissions committee can get to know you better.

All applicants will be considered for institutional scholarships based primarily on your GPA and standardized test scores. Some awards, such as the Campbell Music Scholarships, require a separate application. Make sure to complete your CSS Profile and FAFSA if you’d like to apply for need-based financial aid.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Whitman College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

On the whole, I like Whitman College. Probably most of all for its friendly, inclusive atmosphere and intimate academic settings. I transferred to Whitman, after applying in my senior year, and my biggest advice to prospective students is to move beyond the perception of Walla Walla as a small town. Despite its size, Walla Walla has plenty to offer, and the Whitman campus is so dynamic, that you will not be spending that much time off in town anyways.


Whitman College Map & Location

Whitman College
345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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Getting Around Whitman College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Walla Walla, WA

Winter
Dec
39
29
Jan
41
30
Feb
46
32
Spring
Mar
55
37
Apr
63
42
May
70
48
Summer
Jun
79
54
Jul
89
61
Aug
88
61
Fall
Sep
78
53
Oct
64
43
Nov
49
35

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,676
Freshman Class 415
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,676

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 72%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
Latino 6%
African American 2%
Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 8%
Unknown and Other 11%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%
Women 58%
Men 42%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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