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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
51%
SAT Range
1200-1420
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,272/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,238/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,942/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,821/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,877/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,539/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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
1,453Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
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
100%
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
$46,600/ 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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Whitman suffers from the same defects as so many other private US colleges: runaway tuition increases, shrinking enrollment, and a chilling atmosphere that stifles free speech in the name of "higher" virtues. What distinguishes Whitman from (say) Reed or Lewis & Clark is its relatively well-adjusted (and well-heeled) student body.
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You can do everything at Whitman- academics, leadership, hobbies. The small classroom environment guarantees your learning will be engaged and hands-on alongside your professors- they talk *with* you, not at you.
Whitman College is truly amazing. I am impressed every day with the quality of the professors, the sense of community on campus, and the scenic surroundings. I have made some really great friends that I know will be life-long connections. My first year here has been great, and I am looking forward to my sophomore year.
There is truly not much I would change, except perhaps increasing number of shuttles to the airport in Pasco.