- 4 Year
- WALLA WALLA, WA
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- Academicsgrade A
- Valuegrade A
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade A
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade A+
- Campus Foodgrade A
- Student Lifegrade A
- Safetygrade B
"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.
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Most Popular Majors
- Biology42 Graduates
- Economics41 Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology41 Graduates
- Political Science and Government31 Graduates
- English23 Graduates
- Sociology23 Graduates
- Information Science20 Graduates
- History19 Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology17 Graduates
- Geology and Earth Science17 Graduates
- Hardworking but laid-back58%
- Passionate yet unpretentious21%
- Pretentious, hardworking, a little naive8%
- hardworking and naïve4%
- Hardworking, knowledgeable, highly biased/naive4%
- Northwest outdoor paradise23%
- Progressive outdoor utopia (utopia means nowhere)5%
Whitman College Reviews
Social life is abysmal. The best way to describe it would be High School 2.0
People find their clique within the first week, if you're not a huge granola hipster you probably won't fit in. Lots of weird social ostracization, bullying, etc.
Admin does not care about you, they will make that VERY clear once you've put your payment down. Title IX violations are swept under the rug, at the expense of survivors.
Dining hall food is gross, living situation is a hit or miss depending on the hall you're in, and the people generally just suck.
No diversity at all. Some students are polite & sensible, but obviously many more lack exposure to multiple cultures, which often manifest as micro-aggressions. Whenever I go out with American friend(s) for on-campus events, they are shocked about the way some faculty talk with me. The prevailing small-mindedness can be offensive and suffocating. Racism here is only an abstract concept to be discussed academically, but if something real arises, it sure will be handled with diplomacy, and everything will be swept under the rugs.
People are judgmental and sometimes in front of you as if you don't exist. I'm utterly bored and fed up because I hear students overuse the word "weird" to refer to anything they bear in mind. The lack of variation echoes the lack of variation in consciousness and everything else. For god's sake, there are many alternatives to play with: quirky, unusual, strange, odd, bizarre, eccentric, peculiar.
A no for nonwhite.