Whitman College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Washington


Whitman College frequently ranks as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in the small town of Walla Walla, Washington, Whitman is a great choice for students looking for a quality education and engaged campus community in an intimate setting. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Whitman was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Students interested in the sciences, engineering or law can take advantage of collaborations with top schools like Caltech, Columbia, Duke and Washington University. Academics are supported by a 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Whitman also offers a wide range of options for study abroad with programs in 23 countries. In athletics, the Whitman competes in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1458
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1458
Faculty: 154

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla Washington 99362


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 27 31
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 610 720
Math 610 720
Writing 610 710

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 47%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -47%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1400

Other Expenses: 800

Room and Board: 9720

Tuition and Fees: 38770

Total Cost: 50690

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5054

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 79%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 41%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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