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Whitman College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Whitman College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.9%
Admission Difficulty for Whitman College
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Whitman College and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,697 out of 4,823 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 16 percent. Whitman College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Whitman College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1240-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
37%
SAT Scores for Whitman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for Whitman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1350

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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 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Whitman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >68%
1345 to 1450 Avg + 56%-68%
1240 to 1345 Avg - 43%-56%
1135 to 1240 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 1135 Low <31%
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Whitman College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for Whitman College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Whitman College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 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 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Whitman College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Whitman College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >71%
30 to 33 Avg + 56%-71%
28 to 30 Avg - 45%-56%
26 to 28 Reach 35%-45%
Less than 26 Low <35%
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Whitman College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Whitman College?

Applicants require 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. The school ranks #2 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Whitman College accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Whitman College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Whitman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,836 1,978 4,823
Accepted 1,613 1,084 2,697
Acceptance Rate 57% 55% 56%
Enrolled 242 183 425
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Whitman College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Whitman College prefer SAT or ACT?

37% of students submit their SAT scores to Whitman College. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Whitman College?

56% of those who apply are granted admission to Whitman College. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Whitman College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1240 and 1450. 37% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Whitman College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 33. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.