1,510
Students
Financial aid thermometer
41,281
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
51
51%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Whitman College is a 4-year institution located in Walla Walla, WA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address Penrose House
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA  99362
United States
Contact Email: admission@whitman.edu
Phone: 509-527-5176

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
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Latin Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Forest/forest Resources Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Chemistry Checkmark
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Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences Related Checkmark
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Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Oceanography (chemical And Physical) Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
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Music Theory And Composition Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,081
Applied
2,111
Accepted
1,510
Enrolled
52%
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Female Admissions

2,465
Females Applied
1,279
Females Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,616
Males Applied
832
Males Accepted
51%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.75
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Essay
Interview
Other requirements: Statement of good standing from prior institutions

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 20th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st April 20th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 510 690
SAT Math 510 680
ACT Composite 26 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

51,370
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Fees

394
Full-time student fees
13,118
Room & board
5,844
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

41,281
Avg. Financial Aid Package
40,519
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
22,852
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,485
Avg. Loan Aid
11,279
Avg. Grant Aid
36,371
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
93%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
36%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,510
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
66%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.36%
Black or African American 1.7%
White or Caucasian 68.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.54%
Asian 5.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.48%
Two or more races 7.43%
Other 1.84%

Gender

Male (43.38%)
Female (56.62%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 64%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Choral Contest, Power & Privilege Symposium and Student Activities Fair

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

222
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 165
Part-time - 57
Male - 112
Female - 110