Whitman College, founded in 1859, is a private, selective, liberal arts college known for academic rigor in a collaborative environment. Through its general studies program, students learn how to reason, read critically, write effectively, understand humanity's cultural and historical roots, fashion standards for judgment of basic values, and lead others. Its 55-acre campus is located in Walla Walla, southwest of Spokane.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,559
Undergraduates
685
Men - 43.9%
875
Women - 56.1%
0
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
59% of 5,274 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
663 average
620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
663 average
645-725 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$71,182
Tuition and Fees
$55,982
Room and Board
$13,800
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Freshman Award
$53,660
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$19,205
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
175
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
21%
10-19
46%
20-29
23%
30-39
8%
40-49
2%
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Walla Walla Population
31,825
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
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Missionaries
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
6.9%
Black/African-American
2.7%
Hispanic/Latino
10.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
7.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.4%
White
69.2%
Unknown
2.6%
International Students
10.1% from 54 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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