About Whitworth University

Founded in 1890, Whitworth University. is a Private college. Located in Washington, which is a city setting in Washington, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,297 full time undergraduate students, and 337 full time graduate students.

The Whitworth University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 176 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Whitworth University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate88%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1000-1260
ACT Range22-29

Admissions at WU are considered Less Selective, with ,42% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Whitworth University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
28%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
48%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
8%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
92%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
40%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
36%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
36%
“They keep regular office hours”
64%
“They”re always available”
92%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
64%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
16%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
44%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
28%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
48%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
8%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
92%
“I feel extremely safe”
20%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
40%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
64%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
36%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
36%
“They keep regular office hours”
64%
“They”re always available”
92%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
64%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
16%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
44%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    76 Students rated on-campus housing 4.4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    42 Students rated off-campus housing 4.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    75 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    76 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    76 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    75 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    75 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    76 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

Whitworth University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Whitworth University?

32 Students rated Whitworth University

Johanna - 08/19/2023

Whitworth is built on a close tight-knit community filled with kindness, there are always staff members and students you can look to for help. Whitworth is building its diverse communities of students and more and more support is being given to students that celebrate diversity, as students have a lot of say in how the campus is run, teachers, classes, and facilities. We are all valued and given voices and no matter what kindness is what we strive for.

Reina - 06/21/2023

Whitworth Campus is beautiful and well maintained. Most of the professors were enjoyable and allowed for the accommodations I required. However, as a private school there was a definite feeling of elitism on campus including from other students. They make a big show of being understanding, but don't always follow through with actions that truly represent that.

Ashley - 07/26/2021

Whitworth University is a home to those who attend it. While many come with certain expectations and ideals that are not usually met, Whitworth usually provides what students need to figure out who they actually are. Overall, the students and the professors are very kind and welcoming, and most enjoy engaging in deep, meaningful conversation. Whitworth is small but is continuing to grow and expand.

Asante - 06/10/2020

It's a great school that views its students, not as numbers or names on a roster, but as a family to take care of. The smaller population allows more time for one on one talk with teachers and is still large enough to let you experience different cultures and meet new friends!

Whitworth University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Whitworth University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Whitworth University is 88%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Do not worry, do not stress. College life is great and easy to make new, long lasting friends. The classes we take are not only meant to educate and prepare us for the outside world, but to allow us to grow more as a person, which is what really matters. Working hard in college is important, but stressing about it ahead of time is not good. Have fun, work hard, and the ending outcome will be whatever we want it to be.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    Everything. We have awesome professors that really know what they are teaching and that makes our academics really good and our coaches are amazing so we have really strong top rated sports in the nation! Also our president is wonderful and knows each student by name and is always supporting everything we do!

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  4. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I feel like Whitworth is a bubble, and a lot of the kids have not faced reall ife problems. The Christian aspect of the school probably has a lot to do with it. I feel like there is not enough diversity, and i'm not talking strictly about ethnic diversity.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Whiworth is the food and the recent construction on campus. The food is like any cafeteria food perhaps a little better, but if you tend to be conscientious about what goes into it, you may want to have an alternative place to eat. The construction makes it a little hard to sleep in on days when you have late classes.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    Friendly, caring people who are eager to see you succeed.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known how difficult it would be to be away from my family, friends, and the place I had called home for 18 years. I would have worked harder on appreciating the life I lived back home, and how different--not good, not bad, just different--life would be in Spokane at school.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone that is really serious about pursing a career in radio, television, film, media, or graphic, should attend Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts. It is a relly good place to start. Not only do you gain literary knowledge but, you also get hands on experience and learn to work on group projects, which in turns, help you to develop your knowledge and skills in learning how to make an idea work, through team effort. It give you a taste of what working in the industry would be like. The instructors show a true passion for the industry.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It is the right place to be for those searching for a homelike atmosphere with faculty and classes that encourages excellence and success.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    One who is willing to evaluate their beliefs and not be afraid to take on new things or ideas.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    We have a very strong Christian emphasis here and it influences factors in to everything we do at Whitworth. Some Christian perspective is discussed in almost every class and although the students do not need to be Christian to attend, all the professors have signed statements of faith and are Christian. Whitworth's moto is "an education of mind and heart" and they truely focus on giving you the tools to create a wonderful future full of success and service to God and humanity.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Whitworth is unique because it is a smaller school. Because it is a smaller school it has a very strong community and you get very personal attention from your teachers. This is very helpful because it continually keeps you focused on the things that are important, your education and your life. This school also has a very strong community of Christian believers, which is very helpful. I believe that it is important to surround yourself with believers and this school provides many oppurtunities to do that. There are also many internships and study abroad programs available at Whitworth University.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    How hard our classes are and that we have to work much harder in order to get better grades, thus preparing us to do better after college.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I'd say that the stereotype for Whitworth students is that we are very conservative/religious and into academics. I've also heard some students from other schools label us as 'white rich kids' and 'non-partyers'.

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  15. What do people really wear to class?

    Not gonna lie, it's a bit dressier than what I had anticipated. Most students try to look, at very least, like they tried to put something together that matched. Most girls accessorize, even when wearing sweats, but in the 8AM's you'll see students that looked like they rolled out of bed and threw on a sweater.

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  16. What are the most popular classes offered?

    Probaby the Core classes. Core 150, 250, and 350 are all required for graduation no matter what your major is. They have the largest amount of students with lecture halls averaging 150-200 students in each and then splitting into smaller groups for discussion.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular activities are probably Primetimes. Primetimes are put on every night in each dorm's lounge and feature anything from glow in the dark frisbee and scavenger hunts to Yoga and P90X. Sporting events are pretty big, and parties are usually only off campus...at least the ones that involve illicit substances.

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  18. What are your classes like?

    Classes are small and intimate. Professors are extremely helpful and always willing to make time for students (even outside of office hours).

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  19. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    Whitworth is the perfect combination of low-key small school feel and larger school activity options. The people are kind, considerate, and friendly (you even get doors held for you everywhere you go), and the overall atmosphere can only be described as coffee shop meets summer camp. The classes are small enough that students go to coffee with their professors, and the profs themselves are incredibly knowledgeable and active in their fields. The campus is beautiful and well kept with trees surrounding the campus and creating what we Whitworthians call the "pinecone curtain" (just don't forget to look into the outside world every once in awhile). Overall, an amazing place with awesome opportunities! :)

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  20. When you step off campus what do you see?

    Right off campus you see suburban housing. A little further off you see shopping centers with places like Target, Olive Garden, Office Max, etc.

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  21. What's the Greek scene like?

    There isn't one. Whitworth is a non-Greek school. No frats or sororities on campus. We go to WSU for that.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

2,297

Total Undergrad Enrollment

337

Total Grad Students

35%

Out-Of-State

61%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

37

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

56%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
72%

TUITION & AID

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.

99% of students attending Whitworth University receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 63% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$40,562

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$840

Books and Supplies

$11,170

Room and Board

52,572

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$20,122
$30 - $48K
$18,664
$48 - $75K
$22,906
$75 - $110K
$29,831
$110K & UP
$32,382

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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