Spokane, WA
Whitworth University


74 Ratings

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

You may be eligible! These Lenders offer loans to students who attend Whitworth University

Variable  rate loan

disclosure
*Results provided by SimpleTuition.
SimpleTuition is an independent comparison site and is not affiliated with colleges or universities that may be referenced in these results. Loan offers from participating lenders that appear also have no affiliation with any college or university referenced. Not all lenders participate in our site and lenders that do participate may not offer loans to every school. We remind users that there are many additional borrowing options available - use SimpleTuition as part of your larger quest for college financing. Shop around and make the choice that's best for you and maximize use of grants and federal aid options whenever possible. We may receive transaction or referral fees when a user selects a product from a partner lender or advertiser. Our company mission is based on the premise that choice and transparency are good. There is no additional cost to a user who selects a loan presented by one of our partners.

Recent Reviews

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

I have gotten a lot of discipline out of my college experience so far. I realized I have to be disciplined in every aspct of ...

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

I have gotten a lot of discipline out of my college experience so far. I realized I have to be disciplined in every aspct of my life. I have to be disciplined to study, read, and do my assignments. I have also learned to manage my time better. Being able to seperate time with work, school, and social activities is very important and is essential to having success. College has also helped me to mature. You are considered an adult and your professors, counselors, and peers treat you that way. You are responsible for making it to class, contacting the professor for extra help, reading the required text, and much more.

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

During my life as a college student at Dekalb Technical College, there were many bumps along this road to success. However; ...

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

During my life as a college student at Dekalb Technical College, there were many bumps along this road to success. However; these did not stop me, nor hinder my plans for the future. I started off a bit slow going to school part time, working part time. Above all there was a lot to be learnt in technical school. No matter how much is thrown at you, keep one foot ahead of the other, and keep your goals within grasp. Learning that I might not know everything dawned upon me after I failed that class the second time. I was overconfident with my thinking and because of it threw away the money that came from me to pay for that course. As a result; school means a lot more to me, while bringing value for my determination to stay in school. Likewise, class is what I live for, it gives me reason to believe one day I shall be a better, more defined person than I could ever imagine. College is a gateway for many young or old individuals to sacrifice a few years of studying, in exchange for a lifetime of achievement and purpose.

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

I have experienced college for about one month. I fully regret leaving school or shall I say withdrawling from classes until...

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

I have experienced college for about one month. I fully regret leaving school or shall I say withdrawling from classes until my financial situation was settled, but i learned a great deal from going to college. Some of the things i learned that has a lot of meaning is that college is no joke and it is reality life is college you do as much as you can to stay on top and be successful. I also learned that if you make friends in college later on in the future you will have a lot of people of shall i say a lot of resources to use later in life. Say for instance i wanted to start a company i would need a web page i would have a friend that can do that for me. its also been valuable to me because i learned to survive on little cash and spend money on the nesscessities.

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

I have learned that education is not only from the mind. It is an education of both the mind and heart, which happens to be t...

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

I have learned that education is not only from the mind. It is an education of both the mind and heart, which happens to be the school motto. Whitworth encourages their students to take part in community service and learn from both the classroom and the real world. They want you to major in something you are passionate in. I have learned that our career should be something that we love doing, something that we care a lot about. The education at Whitworth has been valuable, because the professors have put effort into their classes, getting to know each student. They make sure that they are available to the students and go out of their way to help individual students. Having visited other schools and attended their large classes, I am so thankful for this atribute of Whitworth University. I am able to learn far more than I would somewhere else.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Whitworth University is the right school for people who are academically focused, yet enjoy physical activity. There are a lot of athletes that perform here, but they all maintain high GPAs. This school is very difficult, so focused and determined people will get the most out of their education. Every personality will fit in on campus, because the resident assistants go out of their way to learn who the people in their halls are, encouraging people to brand out and meet others.

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

The community here is amazing. People are very firendly and eager to meet everyone else. The school always has activites for the students and the dorms have nightly activities for the residents. Additionally, the school is fun without the need of alcohol and drugs. There is no pressure to do that sort of thing, because it is not allowed on campus. The teachers are all experts in their area, which makes it more interesting to learn.

Jeremy
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There is an extreme sense of community and there is a lot of encouragement to develop who you are. Students tend to accept e...

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

There is an extreme sense of community and there is a lot of encouragement to develop who you are. Students tend to accept each other and are not overly judgemental regarding the interests of others. For instance, I am a guy who likes to try new things; I enjoy crocheting and rock climbing as well as playing frisbee and longboarding around campus, this semester I will be trying out some "down dog" in my Yoga Class.

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

Definitely visit the campus you are planning to attend to get a feel for what it will be like. Live on campus for at least your first year, and go to all events that are offered before you start . Be open minded and try new things. Get to know your professors and don't be afraid to ask questions. Apply for all of the scholarships you can as soon as you can. Be informed about programs that are available and take advantage of them. Don't make your decision on the school you will attend based on what others are doing as their interests are likely to be very different. You don't have to know exactly what you want to do but it helps to have an idea. If your professors reccommend books ahead of time, make sure you read them. Enjoy your college time and make lots of friends.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There is not really anything frustrating to me about my school.

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

I was raised in the age of movies such as "Back to the Future" and "Terminator." If there were to be anything gainied from th...

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

I was raised in the age of movies such as "Back to the Future" and "Terminator." If there were to be anything gainied from these movies it would be the question that sparks the imagination: what if I could travel back in time? Now the question is more defined. The question is: what would I do if I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior? My answer is simple. I would refuse the offer to go back in time. I am who I am because of my past and only consider the present to be the appropiate time to act and to change the chorse of history. Perhaps this is an original answer, but then again I do remember a similar lesson being taught by the childhood cartoon "Gargoyles."

Jessica
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Smaller, friendly school. Very much into the arts. I chose it because it was close to home for me. The city is bigger than...

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

Smaller, friendly school. Very much into the arts. I chose it because it was close to home for me. The city is bigger than most small towns, but not so big that you cannot figure it out. I liked that it was small for my education. Whitworth is suppose to have a good science program. The professors are very helpful to me and love their jobs.

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

My father went on the list for a heart transplant my junior year of high school. I grew up very quickly, but at the same time tried to remain young. Looking back on it I was very confused and I feel I had every reason to be. I took classes at the high school in the morning then went to the local community college in the afternoon,where I took a health professions course and obtained my certified nursing assistant license. I think going to the local community college was good for me in some ways, but it took me away from the high school environment. I played soccer so was somewhat involved in the school, but I really felt many of the events and school related functions were childish and a waste of my time. I wanted to stay home with my family and father. If I were looking back on me, I would tell myself to get involved! Stay young. I would not have attended the community college. I would have also taken a music class or something to take my mind off of home.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Its size and it is not diverse. The majority of the school are christians and all think the exact same. Everyone is very into the arts.

Anna
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the community that it builds for its students. It is a small school and so it is possible to kno...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the community that it builds for its students. It is a small school and so it is possible to know many people at this school and you always have someone to study with or to watch a movie with on a Friday night. It is also possible to bi=uild a very strong relationship with your resident assistant. My school is also well known for the opportunities that students have through this school. There are many internships and job opportunities available because of the ability of the students and the reputation of the school.

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.

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

I would tell myself how important it is to find time for yourself. It is so easy in college to spend time with your friends and spend time studying that you very quickly forget to take time for yourself. As soon as you get settled in, it is important to find a place in the campus that you can escape to. You need to do whatever you have to do to make yourself successful, especially in your first year of school. It is also important to remember that it is ok if you and your roommate don't get along. You will find a group of friends that you fit in with. You will make friends on campus, but you need to remind yourself that it takes time. Its also important to remember not to stress about your grades. Your grades you first semester of school will probably be lower than you want them to be and it is ok. You need to make sure to use your teachers and your teacher's assistant. They are there to help you and are always willing to help you get the grades that you want to get.

Jeremy
Describe the students at your school.

It is rare today that you find classmates that actually want each other to do well no element of sabotage or ill will is foun...

Describe the students at your school.

It is rare today that you find classmates that actually want each other to do well no element of sabotage or ill will is found among the school; the students are competing, and each person is intelligent enough to make any competition good sport, but few shy away from group dynamic study methods; diversity is found in the many academic directions and personal thoughts, providing the most diverse world view of any Christian College I am aware of, though in appearance the campus is decidedly white.

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

There is a distinction between college and high school for a reason. Within college the initiative to succeed is put entirely upon your shoulders. A system of organization is a necessity for success. Organization in meetings, assignments, and studying will allow for a well developed academic experience. Any study strategy that you have been taught is worth trying, everyone studies best in different ways. The best strategy is to try early so that your strategies are set as early as possible. The tests will come quickly, before many will set their strategies. If you do not understand ask, you must ask the same day so that you can keep up. The professor will assume your understanding if you do not ask. If you follow these suggestions you will soon find a pattern and timing for your day and studies, this will leave you with some extra time. In this time you must learn to exercise regularly, it really does help you, and to relax. Relaxing with ping pong, pool, movies and sleeping are all great ways to unwind and not burn out. Even from one semester I?ve seen people burn out on the stress. Be careful.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any personality can find its fit within Whitworth University. The diversity in the campus life found between East and Warren Halls and even more so off-campus housing makes it possible to live whatever lifestyle you choose. The professors must give a declaration of faith to teach; it is imperitive that one is willing to hear a point of view that is decidedly Christian, though belief in this view is not required. A culture of critical thinking is proliferated on the campus; professors offer their view in hope one will develop one's own conclusions based on the facts presented.

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

If only this hypothetically scenario were true... If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I w...

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

If only this hypothetically scenario were true... If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself...perhaps beg myself...to make my college decision for me, and no one else. I would tell myself not to foolishly believe that by picking a certain school I could become certain kind of person that I will never be. My college decision was based on the dreams of my parents, the stability of my romantic relationship, and the desire to force myself to be a Jesus-loving, happy-go-lucky, outdoors-y, Northwestern college student. In reality, my parents' dreams were never mine, though I tried to tell myself they were. My relationship with my boyfriend was and is strong, and would have remained so even through a less conveinient college choice. And I am a faith-struggling, idealistic-yet-cynical, outdoor-hating, Southern girl who made the worst decision of her life when she chose Whitworth University. My cynical brain tells me that this college experience is a waste...but my idealistic heart tells me that I have learned more about who I am than I ever imagined I could.

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

I brag about the academic experience of Whitworth. I love the professors in my major (Peace Studies) and I have deeply enjoyed the classes I have taken for my major. I feel as though most of the students within my major are fairly open-minded and that the Professors certainly are.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 2,297
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $40,562
  • Acceptance rate
  • 89%

Campus Topics

    • {{q.Category}}
      • {{q.Question}}
        ({{q.TotalAnswered}} answers)
      • No Answers Yet :(
        Be the first to write a review!
        {{vm.getPercentage(pa.TotalAnswered,q.TotalAnswered)}}% "{{pa.Answer}}"

Most-Answered Questions

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.

Whitworth University administrators: claim your school to add photos and details.