Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

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Tuition & Fees

$53,820

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
41%
600-699
49%
500-599
10%
700-800
40%
600-699
47%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
30-36
66%
24-29
28%
18-23
6%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,621
Declined 2,605
Total Received 5,226
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Private

1,475

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,475
Established in 1859
Coeducational Coeducational

117-acre campus in Walla Walla (population: 32,854), 170 miles from Spokane, 240 miles from Portland, and 250 miles from Seattle. Served by air and bus; train serves Pasco (45 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Walla Walla Regional

Whitman College
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla
99362-2083

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Events

  • Choral Contest
  • Power & Privilege Symposium
  • Student Activities Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
52%
Top 1/4
83%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
41%
600-699
49%
500-599
10%
700-800
40%
600-699
47%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
30-36
66%
24-29
28%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.66

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,621
Declined 2,605
Total Received 5,226

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Football, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Fencing, Racquetball, Rock climbing

Club Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Fencing, Racquetball, Rock climbing

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
French Language and Literature
Geochemistry
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad

1,475

total students

32%

in-state

68%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,475
students

Female
57%
842

Male
43%
633

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,436
students

Female
58%
823

Male
42%
613

3%

39
students

Female
49%
19

Male
51%
20

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 90%
Student 4 year graduation rate 81%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

19

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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