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Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Neurobiology And Neurosciences, Other Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, Other Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering, General Checkmark
Pre-engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
International Public Health/international Health Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
History, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Financial Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, Other Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Forest Management/forest Resources Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Astronomy And Astrophysics, Other Checkmark
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Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology, General Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Chemistry, Other Checkmark
Geochemistry Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Oceanography, Chemical And Physical Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Physics, Other Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Anthropology, Other Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Economics, Other Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,964
Applied
2,687
Accepted
1,364
Enrolled
54%
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Female Admissions

2,852
Females Applied
1,630
Females Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,112
Males Applied
1,057
Males Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.7
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Statement of good standing from prior institutions

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th May 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen January 15th January 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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 663 620 710
SAT Math 663 610 720
ACT Composite 30 29 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

55,560
Private
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Fees

408
Full-time student fees
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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

46,182
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,524
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
34,272
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,297
Avg. Loan Aid
12,954
Avg. Grant Aid
41,192
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
94%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
31%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,364
Total Undergrad students
10%
International Students
63%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.02%
Black or African American 2.49%
White or Caucasian 59.38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 7.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.44%
Two or more races 6.82%
Other 4.47%

Gender

Male (41.35%)
Female (58.65%)

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 66%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Undergraduate Research Conference , Power & Privilege Symposium and Student Activities Fair

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Climbing Club, Whitman Friends Program, Pre Health Club, Z Fit Yoga and Mental Health Awarenes Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Checkmark 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
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 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

209
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 189
Part-time - 20
Male - 112
Female - 97
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