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Tuition & Fees

$44,800

$44,800

not including room and board

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,473
Declined + 1,113
Total Received 2,586
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. English
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School Facts

Whitman, founded in 1882, is a highly selective private, liberal arts college. Its 117-acre campus is located in Walla Walla, Washington.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,541
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Codes

SAT 4951
ACT 4492

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Walla Walla, WA

117-acre campus in Walla Walla (population: 31,864), 170 miles from Spokane, 240 miles from Portland, and 250 miles from Seattle. Served by air and bus; other airport and train serve Pasco (45 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Whitman College
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362-2083

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 46% of male students
 
4 sororities 40% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
61%
Top 1/4
84%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
39%
600-699
42%
500-599
15%
400-499
4%
700-800
25%
600-699
53%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
700-800
26%
600-699
53%
500-599
16%
400-499
5%
30-36
54%
24-29
40%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,473
Declined + 1,113
Total Received 2,586

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

J. Antonio Cabasco
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
P: 877 462-9448
F: 509 527-4967
admission@whitman.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $829,014
State $347,156
Institutional $17,960,149
Other external
Total $19,136,319

Non-need-based

Federal
State $30,774
Institutional $3,794,648
Other external $787,707
Total $4,613,129

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northwest Conference
Mascot
Missionaries
School colors
navy and maize
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Art Studio
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Biochemistry/Biophysics/Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
Film/Media Studies
French Language/Literature
Gender Studies
Geology
German Literature
German Studies
History
Latin American Studies
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Pure Mathematics
Race/Ethnic Studies
Religion
Rhetoric/Film Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language/Literature
Theatre
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Undergraduate

100%

1,541
students

Female
57%
875

Male
43%
666

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

97%

1,505
students

Female
58%
859

Male
42%
646

undergraduatePart-time

3%

36
students

Female
45%
16

Male
55%
20

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

43%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

70

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

54

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

96%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Countries most often represented Bulgaria
Canada
China
India
Kenya
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joshua Smith
Assistant Director of Admission
509 527-5176
smithji@whitman.edu

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