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Reviews 281 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a diverse range of individuals and everyone is very accepting, but Whitman is primarily made up of upper-middle class white liberals. There isn't a lot of cultural, economic, political, religious, or racial diversity, which is funny because Whitman stresses diversity so much in the application process.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Security and the RAs are there to help students, not to punish them.The drinking policy is very relaxed, and drinking is allowed in the dorms as long as the door is closed. RAs enforce quiet hours pretty well but they are really friendly and I wouldn't say I've met any RAs that I would describe as "strict". The campus is very laid back.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Amazingly open and inclusive. It really doesn't matter which frat or sorority you're in, if you're in one at all, you're welcome anytime to hangout or party. Everyone gets along, parties are a blast and open to anyone, and the community is great.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is not a lot of diversity at Whitman racially speaking.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Whitman people are awesome. They are very friendly, outdoorsy, and unpretentious.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have received a good amount of financial aid, not as much as at other schools, but decent. The financial aid office is very helpful.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I absolutely love living on campus. Whitman is definitely a bubble campus so everything you need is very accessible. I would recommend living in Jewett Hall freshman year and Lyman House sophomore year. You are required to live on campus your first two years.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty popular at Whitman, but is extremely different than the typical greek scene you would find at other schools. It doesn't matter if you are in a frat or sorority, students at Whitman are pretty accepting in this regard. The greek life has parties every week that start out for the specific frat and sorority throwing the party, and then later in the evening the parties open up to everyone. So either way, whether your involved in a frat/sorority or not, you can be included in the party scene.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are pretty laid back. If you want to go to different games, soccer and basketball are very well attending and are always really fun. For division three, the athletes are pretty good and always give a good performance. All around, not only in sports, do Whitties have strong school spirit.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: For a small school, Whitman has a lot of options. There are 3 dining halls, and a cafe that offers a great way to mix up and get out of the dining hall. Overall the food is very healthy and there is always a lot to choose from.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There is an airport in Walla Walla but it only flies to Seattle and all other options to get out of town are hard and/or expensive. Having a car would be nice

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: WEb does a great job of organizing events for everyone and ther is always something fun to do. If that's not your thing, you can always go to the amazing rock-climbing gym or rent equipment form the Outdoor Program. Everyone comes together to form a great environment for pretty much anything.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everyone on campus is incredibly close regardless of what sort of sterotype they might fill. It's quite common to see many people who might never hang out at a larger school, bonding over academics, social issues or even rock-climbing.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It is ridiculous how beautiful everyone on campus is. Most people are friendly if not outgoing.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Walla Walla is a small town with a small-town atmosphere. If you can't afford to go out to dinner, then you probably won't leave the Whitman campus much.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Printers are available in multiple labs and in the library. Printing can be difficult at times but a printer of your own isn't necessary.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's Usually Somethings That's Always Going on. Whitman hosts many events like movies and talks by important/famous people. Sometimes the interest houses or themed houses hold events, but these usually end pretty early (say around 10pm). Afterwards you can either head to a party at one of the frats that is located conveniently across the street from campus or you can head back to your dorm where you can see what other people are up to. There's always parties going on at the frats and sometimes in the dorms. You can drop by the frat houses usually, paying no cover fee like some college fraternities do, but beware if its a closed function. Besides that, if you're not into going partying it can get kind of boring.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is plenty of parking on campus, but it also depends on where you live. Parking behind Jewett and Lyman is limited, but there is a ton of parking by the science building. Sometimes, there can be vandalism but it's rare. Campus security tries to prevent it from happening but it can still happen.

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Really Small Town – Walla Walla isn't much of a college town as other small towns can be. You can't really get too many jobs in the city since you're also competing with the local Walla Walla University. Downtown area is nice, with cute little shops and great restaurants. However, besides that, everything is kinda of ordinary. There aren't really many places to go and if you don't have a car, it gets kind of boring. But if you do, there are nice places to hike, bike, and sled when the snow comes in.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Hard to Get Into Some of the Dorms – Living in an all freshman dorm is a good choice to do since everyone else around you is in the same boat. You form better bonds between people than you would in Lyman, which is a mixed class house. Lyman can be sorta of quiet and there is less interaction between the residents. After freshman year though, it's tough to get into the dorm you want to live in sophomore year since they do it based on the amount of credits you have. So if you go into Whitman with a bunch of college credits, then you'll have a better chance into getting into the popular dorms. If not, you pretty much get the rejects.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Depends on the Season – Fall and spring in Walla Walla are absolutely gorgeous, and school takes place in the best months for it - still nice out, but not too hot. Winter can be very cold and it definitely snows, but in generally all the bigs storms were over by the time students returned from winter break.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Pretty Great – Whitman is a really strong school academically speaking. While there are limited varieties of a single overarching major due to the size and location of the school, the professors are in general really helpful and willing to help you pursue what you're interested in, whether there's a specific major/minor or not.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love It! Whitman has a great community and is a fantastic place to get a great education. The size of the campus allows everyone to get to know one another and their professors, and the quality of the classes is very high. For a small-town school, the social options are also really great.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pretty Good – Bon Appetit does a good job of providing variety of food, with their Reid center offering another place to get food when the dining hall gets boring. They're also super great about letting students take food out and save it for later. However, it can be difficult to get quality food sometimes if you aren't there right at the start of the meal.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Whiteman College – Whitman is predominately a white college. However, Whitman has a very accepting community that supports diversity. I have never witnessed discrimination at Whitman and would be shocked to see that kind of behavior on our campus.

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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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