Whitworth University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Washington


Founded in 1890, Whitworth University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The 200-acre campus is located in Spokane, Washington. Recent years have seen millions of dollars of upgrades and expansions to campus facilities. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the great majority of classes have under 30 students. Whitworth ranks highly among master's-level universities in the West. Whitworth does well on the financial aid front, and students with strong high school records and test scores can get significant merit scholarships. In athletics, the Whitworth Pirates compete in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Nursing, Psychology, Religion

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2704
Total Grad Students: 2
Undergraduate Students: 2702
Faculty: 127

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

300 W Hawthorne Rd
Spokane Washington 99251

Website: http://www.whitworth.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 509-777-1000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Celeste Lewis
Associate Director, Admissions
(509) 777-4262

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Warren Friedichs
Director, Athletics
(509) 777-4375

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum GPA requirements are: a 2.50 cumulative college level GPA with an associate of arts /associate of arts and science degree or 2.70 cumulative college level without associates of arts /associate of arts and sciences degree.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses are not accepted if: course was non-college level or vocational-technical, grade received was lower than a "C-," course was graded incomplete or "no credit," course repeated significant content from previously taken course.

Credits (Min/Max):
Most students with associate degrees receive their BA in 2 years. Students are required to complete 32 semester credits at Whitworth. A max of 96 quarter/64 semester credits are accepted from any combination of regionally accredited 2-year institutions.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of standardized test scores is not required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A letter of recommendation from a professor or counselor telling us of your academic success as a college/university student is required.

Essay(s) required:
Whitworth does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay.

Application Fee:
There is no fee to apply.

Other Requirements:
Students who are under the age of 19 or who graduated from high school within two years prior to entering Whitworth must live on campus.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 29
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 530 650
Math 530 640
Writing 510 630

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 54%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -54%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 816

Other Expenses: 1680

Room and Board: 8450

Tuition and Fees: 30204

Total Cost: 41150

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Academic Scholarship: $10,000 per year Eligibility: New transfer student, 3.5 or higher college GPA with 30+ semester transfer credits, or 3.0 college GPA and a 3.5 or higher high-school GPA for those with fewer than 30 transfer credits

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6354

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 66%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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