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Reviews 318 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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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.

2 people 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.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residence hall and dorm rooms themselves are adequate although nothing special. It's always kept very clean but there are things I wish the residence hall had, like more kitchen equipment. I have come to love my particular residence hall though because of the people who live in it.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Alcohol is always available and themes are interesting. I'm not much of a partier though.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: There is a nice section of town with charming boutiques and very nice quality restaurants as well as larger stores such as Macy's. The college campus is beautiful and very nice, but the rest of the town is nothing special. The people of Walla Walla are not ones that I share many political views with and men have a rude habit of honking at women.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: More needs to be done about sexual assault. But this is a problem on most campus' and Whitman is more conscious than many school. But even still, things need to change.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Mostly greek, but indie house parties are great when they happen. They are inclusive and generally well orchestrated. It's easier when you are greek to find parties, however.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The houses are good but the process of getting a house is stressful

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a pretty good aid package, but according to our poor economic diversity rankings, this is clearly not the case for many.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very little weeknight partying, but there's usually something going on Thurs-Sat. Academics come first, though, and parties die out almost completely during midterms/finals.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: The wine industry is fantastic, and there are some other fairly random gems in other areas (world renowned dance, great art studios, etc) but there is little accessible to the lower and middle class residents.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Solid hookup culture but a lot of Whitties do end up marrying each other.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: We were recently named as one of the least diverse private schools in the US, and it's obvious when you walk around campus.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: No matter your major, you're going to be challenged both intellectually and with a heavy workload.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Administration: The closed door alcohol policy (alcohol is fine so long as you aren't disruptive, unsafe, and it's behind a closed door) along with full support of residence staff and the student health center lead to a very safe environment for alcohol use, as nobody's afraid to get help when they need it.

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: If you are a student that the school REALLY wants, they will find a way to fund your tuition. They offer need-based aid and many merit-based grants/scholarships.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Walla Walla is surrounded, for at least 30 miles in every direction, by rolling wheat fields. The Wallowa mountains are roughly 30 miles to the South and East, and is a reservoir on the Eastern edge of Walla Walla that turns into a river that runs directly through the middle of the town. These can afford for some beautiful scenery.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sporting events are usually well attended (depending on the sport, of course). Club sports teams, such as ultimate frisbee, cycling, and skiing, are well-funded by the college and tend to have many active participants. Intramural sports play a very large role on campus; a large percent of the student body participates.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus security is there when you need them but they are not overbearing. The security workers are friendly and very helpful should you ever need assistance/directions. There are very few instances of altercations that would require them. I feel very safe on campus.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Residents halls are very clean, residents tend to be friendly and outgoing, RAs/RDs are genuinely considerate, cool-headed helpful

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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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