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Reviews 311 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's very easy to join Greek life if you want to, but if it's not for you you won't be totally isolated. Greeks and non-Greeks all socialize together so the campus is pretty inclusive no matter what you decide. Fraternities have houses and sororities live in section in the all female dorm on campus, but most upperclassmen have off campus housing and many live in mixed Greek/non-Greek houses.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Almost everyone is involved in some type of athletics. There are relatively few varsity teams, but a lot of people are involved in club or intramural sports.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The small size and the atmosphere of the school make it a great community. There are lots of opportunities to get off campus too, especially if you like outdoor activities. Classes are tough academically but professors are really accessible and willing to help students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Whitman is very supportive and has a lot of resources for students

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's great place to be, filled with an amazing cohort of people.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience has been incredible in my first year. I love the support from faculty I receive on a daily basis and how tight-knit the community is. My school keeps the students the happiest year round which is amazing. I would choose my school again in a heartbeat because it just feels right for me to be there.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Whitman is a great place for me. I feel very at home here and have met so many smart, interesting, like-minded people. I loved attending it my first year and am so excited to go back in the fall.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: great professors but hard workload and poor registration process (random selection based on year)

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: an incredibly beautiful campus that is easy to walk with lots of great places to socialize or study

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Walla Walla is a great small town with some great restaurants and decent access to white water, mountains/hiking, and skiing. But it is too small to live in after college. There is no Apple store (which says a lot), no museums, or cultural centers. Great place to visit though.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The few outrageously good-looking guys know who they are and can be a bit conceited. But there are tons of good-looking guys who are friendly and fun and not that into themselves.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Whitman is a very safe school; and the small number of students and the fact that most students know each other really decreases the chance of sexual assault.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the students, campus, professors and access to the outdoors at Whitman. I chose it over some top 20 schools and I would definitely do it again. My only complaints so far are difficulties in getting into some classes and somewhat limited housing options.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are generally great and accessible to any student who wants help. However, it is difficult or impossible to get some of the most popular profs/classes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've heard its great, but I don't have any experience, since I don't graduate for 2 1/2 more years. I know Whitman offers paid internships to most students who apply.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are more frat houses available for guys than there are sororities. The frats aren't "opulent", but they are better than interest or private housing.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Students really get behind the competitive teams, like women's basketball and men's swimming and tennis. Most every one plays spots or participates in an athletic club, like skiing or white water kayaking.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Houses are great but there are too few of them so there is a lot of competition and finding housing every year can be really stressful.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Some local restaurants serve great food with incredible atmosphere, but they too expensive for most student budgets and tend to cater to wealthy tourists.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus security is there to help. They may make underage users give up their stuff, but they won't call in the police or report it. Class attendance for freshman is brutal. They actually take roll and you have to have a legitimate excuse or you can be penalized.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: most parties are at frats and occur mainly on weekends. There is some partying at off campus houses, but they tend to be somewhat exclusive. Almost no partying on weekdays due to academic demands.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Overall, food is better than most other campuses. It's fresh and generally healthy and most of it is organically grown and local.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: there's a fairly big range in quality of on campus housing. Interest houses are best, with individual rooms, kitchens and living space, but they are also hardest to get in to and they aren't open to freshman. Freshmen have to live in dorms, which are limited and pretty standard with shared rooms and tight living space.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: In terms of my major, I haven't actually taken any courses for it yet. That will be next semester, so I can't talk knowledgeably about the anthropology program.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the classes at Whitman, they are interesting and often succeed in getting me more interested in the topic than I was before. The professors that I have had classes from are incredible. I had fairly mediocre classes in high school so in comparison these professors are wonderful. I actually didn't know that professors could be so good. They're passionate about what they teach and they can explain their subject in clear and interesting ways. The class sizes are small, usually 12-15 students and questions are always answered. Office hours are available too if there are further questions. I do wish that there was a greater variety of courses offered, and many times there will be courses that I want to take but they've been canceled which is always disappointing.

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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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