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Whitman College

Walla Walla, Washington

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Whitman College overview
Location Walla Walla, Washington
Online whitman.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Whitman College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Whitman College, a private liberal arts institution established in 1882, is nestled in the small city of Walla Walla, Washington, approximately 260 miles southeast of Seattle. Known for its intimate academic environment, Whitman offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate programs with a strong emphasis on environmental studies, psychology, and biology. The college's campus highlights a picturesque blend of Neoclassical and modern architecture set against the backdrop of the scenic Blue Mountains. Committed to a comprehensive educational experience, Whitman is selective, favoring a more rigorous application process to curate its student body. Students are primarily housed on campus, fostering a close-knit residential experience that complements their academic pursuits. While Whitman does not specifically boast a nationally recognized athletics program, it supports a variety of intercollegiate, club, and intramural sports teams known collectively as the Blues.

In the most recent statistical year 5,497 prospective students applied, and 2,622 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 336 enrolled in the school.  1,450 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 43 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $58,200 plus fees of $422. Whitman College is ranked 84 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Whitman College is rated within the top 18% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1293/1473
ACT 30/33
GPA 3.68

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Whitman College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$422
Room and Board $14,220
Budget for Other Expenses$800
Total One Year Cost$75,042

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

86% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Whitman College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 25%
Biology 14%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Physical Sciences 10%
Psychology 8%

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