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Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA
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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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,493
   Women 857 (57.4%)
   Men 636 (42.6%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 51% of 3,749 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.69
SAT Math 650 average
600-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 650 average
600-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
28-32 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 $61,172
  Tuition and Fees $47,862
  Room and Board $11,910
Average Percent of Need Met 90%
Average Freshman Award $36,324
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 170
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Walla Walla Population 31,825
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 71% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Missionaries
Sororities 43% of women participate
Fraternities 39% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
1.5% Black/African-American
7.8% Hispanic/Latino
7.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.8% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students 5.6% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 83.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported