Tuition & Fees

$51,742

$51,742

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
43%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
41%
600-699
40%
500-599
17%
400-499
2%
700-800
22%
600-699
55%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
30-36
60%
24-29
35%
18-23
5%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,111
Declined + 1,970
Total Received 4,081
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Private (nonprofit)

1,510

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Economics
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Codes

SAT 4951
ACT 4492

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,510
Established in 1882
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Walla Walla, WA

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
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 33% of male students
 
4 sororities 41% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
59%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
43%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
41%
600-699
40%
500-599
17%
400-499
2%
700-800
22%
600-699
55%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
30-36
60%
24-29
35%
18-23
5%

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 Considered if submitted

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,111
Declined + 1,970
Total Received 4,081

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Josh Jensen
Vice President for Enrollment and Communications
P: 877 462-9448
F: 509 527-4967
admission@whitman.edu

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$41,281

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $51,370
Room $5,844
Board $7,330
Additional fees $372
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $66,316
Average Financial Aid - $41,281
Total with Avg. Aid $25,035
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

P: 509 527-5178
finaid@whitman.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Marilyn Ponti
Director of Financial Aid Services
pontimk@whitman.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine Skiing, Climbing, Cycling, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Rugby, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine Skiing, Climbing, Cycling, Nordic Skiing, Rugby, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Dean Snider (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Michelle Frenz (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northwest Conference
Mascot
Whitman Blues
School colors
navy and maize

Majors

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

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,510

total students

36%

in-state

64%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,510
students

Female
57%
855

Male
43%
655

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,455
students

Female
58%
831

Male
42%
624

4%

55
students

Female
44%
24

Male
56%
31

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

41%

Transfer applicants accepted

34%

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 Some
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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 29
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Kenya
Mexico
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jee Won Lee
Associate Director of Admission
323 346-6196
leej@whitman.edu

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