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Whitman College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Whitman College

Whitman College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
50.2%
Admission Difficulty for Whitman College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Whitman College and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,621 out of 5,226 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 16% 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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Whitman College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1230-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
37%
SAT Scores for Whitman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1230
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 1340

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Whitman College?

Whitman College typically requires applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 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 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >63%
1340 to 1450 Avg + 50%-63%
1230 to 1340 Avg - 37%-50%
1120 to 1230 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 1120 Low <26%
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Whitman College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for Whitman College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Whitman College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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. The school ranks #2 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 54 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%
29 to 32 Avg + 50%-65%
27 to 29 Avg - 40%-50%
25 to 27 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 25 Low <30%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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 50% 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

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 3,123 2,103 5,226
Accepted 1,619 1,002 2,621
Acceptance Rate 52% 48% 50%
Enrolled 253 173 426
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 16%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

50% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1230 and 1450. 37% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.