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Whitman College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

51.7%
Admission Difficulty for Whitman College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Whitman College? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,111 out of 4,081 applicants were admitted making Whitman College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Whitman College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1210-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
48%
SAT Scores for Whitman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Whitman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Estimated Average SAT 1320
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Whitman College?

Whitman College typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Whitman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >65%
1320 to 1430 Avg + 52%-65%
1210 to 1320 Avg - 39%-52%
1100 to 1210 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1100 Low <27%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
28-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
51%
ACT Scores for Whitman College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Whitman College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 32
Estimated Average ACT 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Whitman College?

Admission data indicates that Whitman College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Whitman College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Whitman College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >65%
30 to 32 Avg + 52%-65%
28 to 30 Avg - 39%-52%
26 to 28 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 26 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.74
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Whitman College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Whitman College was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Whitman College accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Whitman College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 60% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 4% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

61% of Whitman College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Whitman College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 61%
Top 25% of class 84%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Whitman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,465 1,616 4,081
Accepted 1,279 832 2,111
Acceptance Rate 52% 51% 52%
Enrolled 230 159 389
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Whitman College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Whitman College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Whitman College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237057 IPEDS survey data for Whitman College.