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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362
From Whitman College

"What an amazing place." These are the words we hear over and over from visitors, from current students, from professors...and hopefully soon from you! Perhaps it's our location in the Pacific Northwest, with natural beauty in all directions and a stunning campus that doubles as both an arboretum and an outdoor art museum. Maybe it's the dynamic community of supportive peers, caring and mentoring professors, and friendly staff who live and work here, helping to challenge and inspire you. No matter what it is, we are eager for you to find your place at Whitman College.

Whitman College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
1140-1380
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$38,144/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,828/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,455Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
55
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
7%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Hardworking but laid-back
    56%
  • Passionate yet unpretentious
    31%
  • Hardworking, knowledgeable, highly biased/naive
    6%
  • Pretentious, hardworking, a little naive
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
73%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.30 responses
Poll
89%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Northwest outdoor paradise
    36%
  • Progressive outdoor utopia (utopia means nowhere)
    7%
  • Underrated
    7%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $51,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    88%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    86%
    National
    83%
    73%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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    Whitman College Reviews

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    I received an amazing education in a challenging but supportive academic environment. Professors are accessible and committed to student growth. As a student from an unprivileged background, Whitman opened many doors for me. I also met numerous lifelong friends who live all over the world and are successful in their chosen fields. Whitman has a beautiful campus with numerous outdoor adventures nearby. But if you seek big city setting, Whitman is probably not for you.
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    For the most part, the academics are solid at Whitman and if the effort is put in, you will come away feeling like you learned plenty. All around the social life is pretty good, and there are different people, but, there is a lack of diversity and you will see mostly white people on campus. Alongside that, there tends to be a lack of political action. Overall Whitman is a great place to be as it is a relaxed community, and the academics are challenging.
    Great stepping stone to graduate school. Brothers in my fraternity went on to study at UCLA, Yale, UW, Stanford, and Harvard. Top notch professors who challenge and provide individual attention. One of the best liberal arts colleges in the West with the added bonus of a laid back academic environment and very friendly student body.