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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.

4 College Junior

Majors: To declare at Whitman College is easy enough. There is a single form that must be filled out, which requires the signature of your premajor adviser and the signature of the faculty member that you want to be your major adviser. The hardest part is deciding who you want to be your major adviser.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Walla Walla Is Tiny – Walla Walla, Washington is a small college town. Yet, for such a small town there are many excellent eating options around town. There are many restaurants that offer specials easily in a student's budget including Sweet Basil and Backstage Bistro. You have to try Clarette's at least once. Green Spoon is another great find, but a little more high priced. For desserts check out Bright's, Peach and Pear, or the Patisserie.

5 College Junior

Majors: Astrophysics and Mathematics Is Perfect! I absolutely love my majors! Both departments are small enough that the professors know you on a personal level and can customize their teaching style to the way you learn, yet large enough to offer a variety of fantastic classes. I plan on becoming an astrophysics researcher after earning a PhD in astrophysics and have absolutely no doubt that I will find a job in this field.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Responsible Alcohol Use – Many students partake in the use of alcohol, but everyone is very supportive of others and very conscious and caring if others are getting out of control.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Boeing Technical Intern – Through a Boeing visit to Whitman I applied and earned a Boeing internship which was wonderful. The pay was exceptional, they paid for my own apartment, and the work atmosphere was encouraging, challenging, and exciting. Time commitment was 40 hours a week plus any overtime which I always gladly accepted. I performed research conducting galvanic corrosion testing on non-chromated primers for coating commercial airplanes.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Athletic Facitilies Are Excellent – Many of the athletic facilities are new or have recently been remodeled. The pool is excellent, the gym is very good.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Small Town Is a Blessing in Disguise – Walla Walla is a very friendly town, and nearly everything is accessible on foot. Lots of great bicycling opportunities as well. The road cycling is excellent!

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Great School, Great Professors – I majored in Geology at Whitman, and it was a wonderful experience. The sciences at Whitman are very strong for a school of its size, which is part of what drew me to the school, but I think that the real strength of Whitman is the breadth of the education you receive. The professors are there to work with you, not with graduate students, and they put in more than they are required to make sure you have what you need. This was true not only of my in-major professors, but for all of my classes -- my photography professor, for example, went out of his way to make time to meet with me despite my busy schedule of science laboratory classes and varsity athletics.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Can't Imagine Being Anywhere Else – I love Whitman. There is honestly no other place I would rather be. Whitman is the perfect mix of academics, extracurricular activities, and night life. Students have a work hard, play hard attitude and strive to excel and put 110% into everything they do. We have a very collaborative, non-competitive academic enviornment which allows students to seek help if needed not only from professors, but also other students. Academics are by no means easy here, but Whitman provides a lot of resources that students can use to stay on top if their work. My favorite part of Whitman is the diversity of interests that students have here. It is not uncommon to see the varsity athlete in the play as well as working as a bio lab assistant. I could not ask Whitman for a better college experience. I am going to cherish my next two years here.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Professors are very accommodating and truly want to help you find what you are passionate about. I was given a sociology professor as my pre-major adviser which made my experience even easier. She has been more than helpful answering any questions that I have about the major itself and where I can go with it post graduation.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I Love the Atmosphere – Whitman is so beautiful, and the student and faculty are all friendly, intelligent, and laid-back. You definitely have to take your schoolwork seriously, but it's easy to find study breaks during the week and parties, fun events, and outdoor trips on weekends. There aren't a huge number of academic departments, but if what you're passionate for is here there are a lot of opportunities to take it really far. The student body is overall very liberal, so as a moderate-conservative Christian I sometimes feel lonely, but not ostracized, and I have a lot of really nice, fun, non-judgmental friends

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Great Communities – Everyone gets super close with the kids in their residence halls. Lyman, North, and Prentiss are boring though. Jewett is where it's at.

4 College Junior

Academics: English Is BOMB – The English department has one of the strongest sets of profs. They will challenge you and work with you so you succeed.

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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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