Whitman College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Walla Walla, WA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
48 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The friendly, laid-back student body
  • Great, caring, intelligent professors
  • Availability and range of campus events
  • 24-hour libraries and health center

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Small-school gossip and students' ignorance about the real world
  • Students' hatred of Walla Walla, and the subsequent town-gown tension
  • Greek vs. indie debate
  • Excessive alcohol use

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Whitman Student Reviews

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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.


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