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Whitworth University
Spokane, WA
Whitworth University (formerly Whitworth College) is a church-affiliated college founded in 1890. Its 200-acre campus is located seven miles from the center of Spokane.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,308
   Women 1,381 (59.8%)
   Men 927 (40.2%)
Graduate Students 359
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 89% of 3,262 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.76
SAT Math 560 average
500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 570 average
500-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $55,830
  Tuition and Fees $40,562
  Room and Board $11,170
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $37,108
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 187
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Spokane Population 210,721
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 53% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Pirates
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
2.1% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
7.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.6% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students 3.5% from 41 countries
First-Year Students Returning 85.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 63.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 27.0%