#6 Best Private Colleges in Washington

Whitworth University

Spokane, Washington

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Whitworth University overview
Location Spokane, Washington
Online whitworth.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Whitworth University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Whitworth University, founded in 1890, is a private liberal arts institution situated on a 200-acre campus in Spokane, Washington, approximately 10 miles from the city center. The university is distinguished by its picturesque pine-covered campus known for its Tudor-Gothic architecture. Whitworth offers undergraduate and graduate programs across more than 100 fields of study, highlighting its strengths in business management, education, and health sciences. With a moderate level of application selectivity, the university provides a rigorous academic environment. Residential life is emphasized with a vast majority of students living in the university's housing options, which includes traditional dormitories and theme houses. Whitworth competes in NCAA Division III athletics, with many students participating in varsity sports, including notably strong programs in basketball and soccer.

In the most recent statistical year 4,126 prospective students applied, and 3,735 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 455 enrolled in the school.  2,159 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 256 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $47,700 plus fees of $1,290. Whitworth University is ranked 304 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Whitworth University is rated within the top 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1110/1350
ACT 19/27
GPA 3.72

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Mar 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Whitworth University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$696
Other Fees$1,290
Room and Board $13,100
Budget for Other Expenses$3,527
Total One Year Cost$66,313

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

80% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Whitworth University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 12%
Social Sciences 9%
Health Professions 8%
Education 7%
Physical Sciences 7%

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