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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Whitworth is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Country Homes, Washington in the Spokane Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,211 undergraduate students. The Whitworth acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Natural Sciences, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 75% of students, Whitworth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
300 W Hawthorne Rd
Spokane, WA 99251

Whitworth University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1090-1310
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,281/ 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
$26,020/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,211Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
40
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Kind
    33%
  • Personable, kind, mature
    29%
  • Personable
    17%
  • Amiable
    7%
  • Christian
    5%
  • Hipster
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.61 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Education of Mind and Heart
    70%
  • Close-Knit
    10%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Passionate
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Passionate...?
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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Cant stress this enough. Whitworth is PERFECT!

Great academic programs, intelligent and caring professors, beautiful campus, diverse student body, homey community, and many other things that make Whitworth WORTH it.

I'm also glad that Whitworth now has an Engineering program. They're really doing well in STEM as a liberal arts school.
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Whitworth University is a wonderful place for any student seeking high-quality education and meaningful relationships with other students. Whitworth seeks to create an atmosphere that is diverse and challenging to personal views while respecting each human being and their personal story. Faculty and staff here at Whitworth care deeply for each student, inside and outside of the classroom. The courses are challenging and give students the opportunity to think critically about the material. Whitworth is expensive, but the education is definitely worth the high sticker price.
I had my experience with Whitworth University by going to a college visit at Whitworth. I was very intrigued and happy with my visit of Whitworth University. I felt that Whitworth was the right place for me to go to college, so I applied and got accepted. I am so happy that I will be taking my next step and attending Whitworth University!