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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are planning to begin fall semester as scheduled. If necessary, we will temporarily adjust operations to ensure the health and well-being of our community. Whether online or in person, Whitworth will offer a highly relational, student-centered, mind-and-heart education. We will provide regular updates to prospective students and families. Learn More

  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
    C+
  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 2,304 undergraduate students. The Whitworth acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Natural Sciences, Psychology, and Elementary Education. Graduating 79% of students, Whitworth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.
300 W Hawthorne Rd
Spokane, WA 99251
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference

Whitworth University Rankings

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

Whitworth Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1090-1290
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,508/ 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
$28,554/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,304Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
66
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Kind
    33%
  • Personable, kind, mature
    30%
  • Personable
    16%
  • Amiable
    7%
  • Christian
    7%
  • Hipster
    5%
  • Racist
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Education of Mind and Heart
    69%
  • Close-Knit
    10%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Passionate
    5%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Passionate...?
    2%
  • Strict
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
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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I love Whitworth University! Class sizes are on average 11-20 people, so professor and student interactions are highly accepted and encouraged. You are treated as a friend where all the professors have a genuine care for their student's success.
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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.
I love attending WU! I have met some amazing people including peers and professors. The campus is very inviting and clean, and there are many places to hammock and hang out. I also love the abundance of places to study as well.