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Founded in 1882, Whitman College. is a Private college. Located in Washington, which is a city setting in Washington, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,493 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Whitman College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 186 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Whitman College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 89% were in the top quarter, and 62% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Whitman College.
41 Students rated on-campus housing 4.4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
24 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated campus food 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated academics 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
9 Students rated Whitman College
Whitman is extremely idealistic. Yes, the class sizes might be small, but I enjoyed every part of it. The great thing about the community - well there are so may - small class sizes, familiarity with everyone, The only downside is that there's not much to do (you're in the middle of no where). If you decide to attend, I promise you'll have memories that lat for the rest of your life.
Whitman College is a small, quaint campus in the city of Walla Walla. If you are looking for a smaller community with the political, cultural, and environmental diversity of a larger community, Whitman College fits those requirements perfectly. The students have close relationships with each other, staff, and professors. All have unique and intellectual discussions inside and outside of the classroom. The campus itself is an optimal balance of architecture and foliage; the ratio of trees to students is 5:1. The dorm rooms are a bit small, but the amount of extracurricular activities and the rigor of coursework mean that you will only need that room to sleep or study, if that. Overall, Whitman College has high standards of natural beauty, intellect, and diversity for the student who has a passion to learn and go beyond their limits.
Extremely rigorous science program. Other disciplines not as difficult. Good community, people are extremely kind and helpful. Academic competition between students is extremely healthy; everyone pushes each other to do better, but students aren't pitted against each other. Professors are usually very accessible. Students typically live on campus for the first two years and then move off campus. On campus is very safe, but off campus can be a little dicey, particularly if you're not white. But campus security is incredibly helpful and will walk you home whenever you need! Overall, a fairly safe school, an incredibly difficult science curriculum, but a well-established support system!
Whitman College is a wonderful place for any individual who wants to learn and grow not only in the classroom but in the real world as well. Being that Whitman is a liberal arts school, the college provides a diverse field of various majors that interest all students. The staff, faculty, and students all play a vital role in making Whitman the successful school that it is and that's what makes Whitman a great college to attend.
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For the most part they are not just there to pass the class, they actually want to learn something, they are engaging and reliable.
Whitman is self-sufficient - even though it's located in a small rural town, there is always a wide variety of student and school sponsored activities for all interests.
The 10:1 student to faculty ratio is fantastic. Getting a hold of professors has never been a problem, and I know many professors outside of the classroom through class dinners at their house or babysitting their kids. The workload is large, but entirely manageable. Almost every student is overly committed to their activities here: whether they’re in Tae Kwon Do club or doing student government. Buying into campus life and getting invested in activities is key—there’s always more than enough to do on the weekends, but it’s not the nightlife of the big city. It’s more intimate and close knit.
My largest class this last semester had 17 students, and my smallest class had 6 (and I was a first-year, who typically are in the "largest" classes). Most professors encourage students to participate, and all of my professors knew my name. Last semester one professor invited the whole class to dinner at her house, and we had class outside several times with another. Classes are usually challenging, but don't foster competitivity within students. One disadvantage is that, because of our size, it is sometimes difficult to find classes that offer exactly what you are looking for.
Whitman students are very involved in intramurals, in theater, in the environment. I will be taking a theater class next semester, and I have never acted in my life (something about Whitman pushed me to take that chance). You will find that the library is a very popular place on campus, but that does not mean that Whitman students do not have fun. We have the usual parties that any other school has, but there are also so many other events going on all the time. Honestly, I can't remember a time when I didn't know what to do or out of options. If you're at Whitman, you are involved in one thing or another, so you will never be bored.
Outdoorsy, granola types. Serious about school.
If you just look at the surface you may think so, but Whitman students are very dynamic and very involved. It is incredible how involved the average Whittie is in the community and on campus. Sure, most of us are tree-huggers, but we are also much more than that. And Whitman is making a genuine effort at drawing in students with diverse backgrounds.
I wish I had known how hard classes would be. IB prepared me for college in a really big way but writing those first few papers were very daunting. Come prepared to throw a lot of what you learned in high school away and learn new ways of thinking and writing. I also wish I hadn't brought so much random junk from home, because packing would have been much easier.
Whitman is a school for the enthusiastic, be it for academics, the arts, athletics, any of a variety of extracurriculars, or for all.
We're a community and not an institution, we have fun while we are here to learn. For the most part we are here for the academics, but there are bands and great lecturers and movies, we know each other and get along. They are good people here, they are smart, but not smart but not pompous.
A person not academically driven should not attend this school. Unless you are passionate about school and learning and working extremely hard all year long, I don't suggest coming because Whitman really tests your endurance as a student.
My school is best known for rigorous academics, small class sizes, and attentive professors. I feel that I am receiving the best education available to me in my geographic region.
The school is small - less than 1500 students total. This leaves the campus lacking in diversity in the areas of academic fields of study and extracurricular activities.
lack of diversity
The kind of people who come here are serious about their education, active in the community and like to have fun.
The stereotype is that we're all outdoorsy earthy-crunchy hippies here at Whitman. While we do have an active outdoors program and beautiful, natural l areas close by to experience, there's plenty of people who aren't into the whole camping scene. The campus is fairly environmentally conscious but I believe that we're not really to the hippy level.
The community. I felt it when I visited and I knew I would get a great education in an environment when I felt safe, comfortable, and part of something bigger.
There tends to be a function/party every weekend, as well as events and programs solely for those in the Greek system. However, about 33% of Whitman students are part of the Greek system, and I do not feel at all as "one of the Indies" and my friends as "one of the Greeks." The campus is very inclusive in nature, and it is not divided between Greek and Indies. Moreover, the Greek system is more of just another social club and another way to get to know more people. .
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
80% of students
attending Whitman College receive some sort of financial aid.
13% were awarded federal grants.
While 54% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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