Whitman College

345 Boyer Ave, Walla walla, WA 99362
Tel: (509) 527-5132
Private, non-profit | 1,470 students
Whitman College is committed to providing an excellent, well-rounded liberal arts and sciences undergraduate education. It is an independent, nonsectarian, and residential college. Whitman offers an ideal setting for rigorous learning and scholarship and encourages creativity, character, and responsibility. "Whitties" are known to be engaged, upretentious and friendly.

School Overview:

Whitman College
CountyWalla Walla County, WA
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationOther
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
226 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,470 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,430 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
40 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%1%
% Asian
5%2%
% Hawaiian
5%1%
% Hispanic
7%3%
% Black
2%6%
% White
72%84%
% Two or more races
7%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$42,105$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$42,105$24,744
 
Percent Admitted43%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)610-730450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)610-700460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)620-720440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%)29-3220-25

School Notes:

  • Whitman College is an independent, non-sectarian, residential liberal arts and sciences undergraduate college located in the Pacific Northwest. It is dedicated to excellence in teaching, personal growth, and the promotion of scholarship, character, courage, and leadership.
    • Forty-two departmental majors lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Whitman offers combined 3-2 engineering and computer science programs with Caltech, Columbia, University of Washington, Washington University in St. Louis, and Duke; 3-2 oceanography and biology or geology with the University of Washington; 3-2 forestry and environmental management programs with Duke.
    • Through the study of humanities, arts, and social and natural sciences, Whitman’s students develop capacities to analyze, interpret, criticize, communicate, and engage. A concentration on basic disciplines, in combination with a supportive residential life program that encourages personal and social development, is intended to foster intellectual vitality, confidence, leadership, and the flexibility to succeed in a changing technological, multicultural world.
    • The college is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the American Chemical Society.
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