Whitman College, founded in 1859, is a private, selective, liberal arts college known for academic rigor in a collaborative environment. Through its general studies program, students learn how to reason, read critically, write effectively, understand humanity's cultural and historical roots, fashion standards for judgment of basic values, and lead others. Its 55-acre campus is located in Walla Walla, southwest of Spokane.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,579
Undergraduates
694
Men - 43.9%
886
Women - 56.1%
0
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 4,823 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
680 average
610-740 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
28-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$61,437
Tuition and Fees
$53,137
Room and Board
$6,900
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Freshman Award
$47,524
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,328
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
176
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
21%
10-19
46%
20-29
23%
30-39
8%
40-49
2%
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Not reported Population
31,825
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
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Missionaries
Sororities
44% of women participate
Fraternities
44% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5%
Asian
6.8%
Black/African-American
2.4%
Hispanic/Latino
9.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
7.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.6%
White
70.8%
Unknown
2.3%
International Students
8.8%
First-Year Students Returning
90.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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