Spokane, WA
Whitworth University


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Recent Reviews

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

You don't need to worry about the 'right' school so much. You can make almost any school good for yourself. Give yourself a ...

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

You don't need to worry about the 'right' school so much. You can make almost any school good for yourself. Give yourself a few options of schools that fit you, apply to those and then just let the choice come naturally.

What's unique about your campus?

There is a 'green' movement. There are also a lot of oppurtunities to serve in the community. The liberals who are here do some amazing work in the community and abroad!

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

It's conservative and kind of close-minded. It is also very white and rich.

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

Great academic reputation that encourages students to learn grow in mind and heart.

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

Great academic reputation that encourages students to learn grow in mind and heart.

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.

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.

Kayla
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are engaging, and eager to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are engaging, and eager to learn.

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

Make sure to visit the campus of as many colleges that you can, that you are interested in. while you visit make sure you talk to those who go there and ask aboutthe college, because that really helps. Even if you do not get to go to your first choice college it is important to make the best out of the college that you do go to. I like it here at Whitworth but I don't love it here, and I miss home a lot. I've discovered I could never live in Washington, and I am way too attached to California. I have also met my best friend here, and never would have met her if I hadn't chosen Whitworth. I know that college is not a life or death decision. it is a big decision but there are bigger ones out there. Choosing the right college is hard, but remember college is just another step to aid the beginning of your adult life.

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.

Colin
What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the desire to ask questions without worrying immediately about the answer. This allows stu...

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the desire to ask questions without worrying immediately about the answer. This allows students to ask questions that are off the wall and strange, but are acknowledged and valued. I also love the BIg 3 rules on campus that allow students to make more decisions based upon their own moral standards.

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

I would tell parents and students that they need to visit the campus and walk around it, asking themselves, "Could I live here for four years?" Is the atmosphere on campus right for me? Finally, "What would financial aid be able to give me?" To make the most of the college experience doesn't mean doing every stupid thing possible while you are at school. It means that you make the most out of every opportunity to make yourself a better person so you can leave those years behind with out any regrets and have something to show for it.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Tha lack of people of other ethnicities, mainly african american. I would enjoy being able to interact in a more diverse environment since I believe the world is quite a diverse place.

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

Visit the colleges you are interested in. As a student spend a weekend there without parents (a Friday-Monday night type of ...

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

Visit the colleges you are interested in. As a student spend a weekend there without parents (a Friday-Monday night type of thing) that way you can see what the campus and student life is like on the weekends and also attend some classes Friday and Monday. It is so important to talk to current students and get their perspective on the school. For parents, trust your children with their opinion, but make sure you are encouraging and looking at the school yourself too. If money is the main reason stopping your child from attending the school they want talk to the financial aid counselors at the school; they really are helpful.

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

Maybe that some professors prefer to have class sizes around 15-25. Sometimes I feel like there is a high demand for classes (as is evident from the waitlist numbers) but professors are hesitent to make the class sizes larger because they want to provide more opportunity for in depth discussions.

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

That they don't accept more students. This is absoultely great school and I wish everyone who applied here and wanted to attend here could (whether the reason they can't is their financial situaiton or just not being accepted because of the large number of applicants).

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

I would say the most important this is to start early in finding colleges so that you find a good fit. To make the most of yo...

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

I would say the most important this is to start early in finding colleges so that you find a good fit. To make the most of your college experience do what you enjoy and get a good group of friends. I would say that in my experience I changed a lot in those years so it is always good to remember that you will not remain the same person you were as a freshman.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors are excellent and really care about their students progress, both academically and personally

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Non-Christians and homosexuals should avoid this school. It is not to say that they are not on campus or are not needed but Whitworth is a difficult campus to live on if you are different in those ways.

Matthew
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...

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.

Describe the students at your school.

Devoted to acedemics and social community within the University.

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

In the search for the perfect college, three things need to be addressed. First the ideal size for the student. Ponder on high school experiences and conclude whether a larger or smaller is best for you. Second location: you'll be living there for year, you need to at least have the abvility to tolerate it. Third thing to think about is your social habits. Find a school that offers sports, clubs, small groups and events that are you are interested in. These groups will help emerse you into the University atmosphere and help form the foundation for the rest of your college experience.

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

College is not only about learning course material and ?getting the grade,? there is a lot to be said about the social aspect...

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

College is not only about learning course material and ?getting the grade,? there is a lot to be said about the social aspects of a school as well. Above all else you want to pick a school where you are going get a good education and have a healthy social life. Too much emphasis on being a socialite will land you in academic trouble, while too much focus on your studies will make you miss out on friendships and experiences that are important both for you and for your future employers. When looking for a school you are trying to find a golden mean between quality academic s and strong social networks. The same balance is important for your life in college as well. Many students feel that getting good grades will land them in the job that they want. The fact of the matter is that employers do not want to hire grade grubbing automatons, but instead are looking for students who can produce quality work and get along with other people. Do not go to either extreme of work or play, but instead strive for the golden mean.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who are focused and are willing to put a lot of time into their homework. People who just barely pass classes will not fit in.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Space to study in the library is scarce and the computer labs are not big enough to accomidate the amount of students that use them.

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

The best advice I can dispense to future college students is to disregard any pre-conceived notions of college life and movi...

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

The best advice I can dispense to future college students is to disregard any pre-conceived notions of college life and moving away from home. As MTV used to say, "You think you know, but you have no idea." Allow yourself to be challenged--and it WILL be challenging, whether in academics, social interaction, the temptation of substances or something else. Have a sense of self, but allow yourself flexibility of mind and heart to grow. Experience life! Go out there and DO something! Life is short, and this is a valuable time to go places and do things you would not have the opportunity to otherwise. As far as finding the right college: Give it a chance. Stop waiting for things to work for you, and make a niche for yourself on your own accord. But, if it is not right, do not be ashamed in searching out other options. Be happy.

What's unique about your campus?

Whitworth is a wonderful community to grow in one's faith. It can be uncomfortable, challenging even, if you practice outside of Christianity, but students and faculty are interested and engaging with those of different faiths.

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.

Emily
Describe the students at your school.

They are engaged and excited about learning and the college experience. A lot of people really love the outdoors and being a...

Describe the students at your school.

They are engaged and excited about learning and the college experience. A lot of people really love the outdoors and being active. There is always a variety of activities going on so you can find something you love. There is high concern for the world and a challenge to be asking good, hard questions.

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

Learning shouldn't be a drag. After high school the pursuit of knowledge isn't a requirement anymore; it isn't some monotonous burden that you just want to be over. Learning isn't a means to an end; it is an end in itself. Being enriched and challenged by your college experience is an investment that is worth more than a degree you can hang on your wall or even potential job security. When embarking on the adventure of college learning, you should relish the privilege of having this opportunity, the audacity of expanding your world, and the disruptive and propelling hope that comes with putting yourself in a position to be changed by the ideas, thoughts, and people you encounter. I implore you not to waste your passions, limit your thoughts and convictions, or diminish your potential. Seek a university that will not narrow your vision to the world revolving immediately around you, but find a place of learning that will expand your vision to something more dangerous, more empowering, and that will shake you out of your comfort zone. Fear not to give yourself fully to learning, for it is a asset you can never lose.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you aren't looking for a smaller, close-knit community than Whitworth isn't right for you. It only has a little over 2000 undergrads so you know a lot of the people there. Some people just prefer a large college community.

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