Location
Walla Walla, WA
Undergrads
1,500
Tuition
$41,790
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 443 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The safety and security seems well handled, but anything can happen anywhere.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls get along well together. They are part of the college experience.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Food is very abundant and great quality! Lots of choices at different times of the day.

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4 College Junior

Academics: They do a great variety of courses so that students can become well rounded.

4 College Junior

Academics: It is a top academic school, so they take extra care to this.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The buildings are very secure and security guards do a great job.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics is a big part at the school. It was one of the reasons why I picked Whitman.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am transferring this fall, so I will see how it goes!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is popular, but people are all treated the same.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Only the 3rd and 4th year students do the off-campus housing. It is great for people who want more freedom and are more mature.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The city is very small, but does not really matter, because all you need is on campus.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Colleges who care the most do their best to give financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Plenty of drinking, some marijuana use, mostly confined to weekends.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Plenty of computers in multiple locations.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: First-year, haven't lived off campus yet.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Walla Walla is a tourist town, so some nice businesses here.

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4 College Freshman

Parking: Many students don't have cars, so parking is available.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Good classes, good opportunities. Some social justice kinks.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Hard for middle class students to get aid.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: A bit of Whittie v. 'townie' culture.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Walla Walla is a small town with not much outside of it. There is plenty to do both on and off campus so it isn't usually a problem, but if you're used to a big city/a lot of shopping options it'll be an adjustment. Food and shopping is great quality but there isn't a large variety.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: There is a small airport in Walla Walla but it almost exclusively flies to Seattle. There are also plenty of bus options. A great option is ride sharing, since so many people live in Seattle, Portland, or Spokane you can often get a ride to a bigger city and fly out from there if needed.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Whitman strives for a very campus but with its high tuition and distance from big cities it is definitely lacking. There are many rich Seattleites here. But there are certainly groups and clubs for people who are in some way different (Black Students Union, Club Latino, GLBTQ Club, First Gen/Working Class Club)

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are definitely party options at the frat houses on the weekend and at off campus houses, but there is no pressure to party if you don't want to. You can easily find other things to do on the weekends. The bar and club scene here is nonexistent -- it's really just parties within the campus.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are three main dining halls as well as a cafeteria in Reid Campus Center. Two of the dining halls serve the same/similar dishes but between the three you can almost always find something you like since each has ~3 options for every meal. Reid is also a popular option as well because it is open later and has more options. Reid and the cafe in the library (open 8 pm-1 am) both use flex spending.

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Sara Rasmussen
Hometown
Salem, Ore.
Major
Politics
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Though Whitman has had its ups and downs, overall, most students have absolutely loved it and feel there is no possible college better for them. Many warn that it does take some adjusting (especially with Walla Walla being less metropolitan than what some are used to), but of course, that’s a large part of what college itself is, no matter where you are. At Whitman, it’s challenging to adjust to the environment; if you find something drastically contrasting to what you’re accustomed to before college, perhaps more so than it would be at other schools closer to larger cities. In general, most students have found they need to make a larger adjustment of some kind to Whitman’s environment, but most have loved their experiences once they found a comfortable niche.

Many seniors find it difficult to leave Whitman because of the bonds they create with people there, be it with students or professors. Whitman also has a very strong and supportive network of alumni, which is indicative of the bond many people have with Whitman. Several students feel they’ve grown in many positive ways by being put through the challenges of Whitman, and all in all, wouldn’t change their experiences there for the world. It’s said to be a unique and special place, unlike any environment most students have ever been in, and many think it will be difficult to leave when graduation comes. The people really make the school, and are some of the most thoughtful, well-spoken, humorous, and genuine people you’ll find anywhere.

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