Location
Walla Walla, WA
Undergrads
1,500
Tuition
$41,790
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 458 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a great athletic scene, but outside varsity sports, it's all in good fun and super low-stress.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone gets along well, and everyone has that easy going Northwest vibe.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's a cute town, a nice place to live. There are things to do.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are so knowledgeable and challenge you to do your very best.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I haven't declared a major yet, but I'm sure it will be great.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's not a stressful or judgmental scene. Everyone gets along well.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is delicious and healthy, and there is always a variety.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: In my opinion, they don't do quite enough to stop underage drinking.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career department gives us so many opportunities to prepare for the working world and to get experience.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The academic side is amazing, I have had incredible professors.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Everything is wonderful. All the facilities are extremely nice.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They have you submit FAFSA and another form that's basically the same thing, but they have admitted that they don't really take that into account. The financial aid I am getting from them is much lower than what my FAFSA says I need, so I am having to rely on outside scholarships.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have an internship during the summer, but not during school. I won't do one during school because it would be too much of a time commitment.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: We don't apply for major programs, we just choose our major.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: For a small town, it has a nice amount of options, and a nice variety.

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.

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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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