Whitman College

339 reviews
  1. Walla Walla, WA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A-
Whitman College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362
From Whitman College

"What an amazing place." These are the words we hear over and over from visitors, from current students, from professors...and hopefully soon from you! Perhaps it's our location in the Pacific Northwest, with natural beauty in all directions and a stunning campus that doubles as both an arboretum and an outdoor art museum. Maybe it's the dynamic community of supportive peers, caring and mentoring professors, and friendly staff who live and work here, helping to challenge and inspire you. No matter what it is, we are eager for you to find your place at Whitman College.

Whitman College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
SAT Range
1200-1430
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$33,788/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,480/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,368/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,472/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,061/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,395/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,467Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Hardworking but laid-back
    50%
  • Passionate yet unpretentious
    36%
  • Hardworking, knowledgeable, highly biased/naive
    7%
  • Pretentious, hardworking, a little naive
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
71%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.28 responses
Poll
88%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Northwest outdoor paradise
    42%
  • Progressive outdoor utopia (utopia means nowhere)
    8%

After Whitman College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

339 reviews
  • Excellent
    90
  • Very Good
    158
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    3
Whitman has hands down the best athletics facilities in the Northwest Conference. Our fitness center, which is used by both Varsity athletes as well as the general campus community, rivals many DI fitness centers. Aside from the phenomenal facilities, the support from students, staff, and faculty is consistently excellent. As a Varsity athlete, I have never been to an athletic event without running into both professors and other Varsity athletes there to support their peers. This year, Whitman qualified more teams for National level competition than ever before. Men's and Women's tennis both won berths to Nationals, as did Women's Golf, and two Varsity Men's swimmers. All the varsity sports are on the rise! If you're considering participating at a DIII institution, Whitman is an unparalleled atmosphere in which to compete. Aside from the support from the campus and community, the school is required not to dock student-athletes who miss class due to competition or travel. Being an athlete here has been the defining experience of my four years! Oh, yeah, we have lots of club sports, including tremendous frisbee teams, rugby, lacrosse, cycling, water polo, men's volley ball, tennis, track, nordic and downhill skiing, and snowboarding. To top it off, we have dozens of intramural sports like flag football, soccer, dogeball, tennis, basketball, and softball, to name a few. Bottom line: no we're not a big time state school, but we take our athletics extraordinarily seriously.
  • College Senior
  • Apr 30 2012
A Great Variety of Experiences – I had a really wonderful experience living on-campus and I look back on those days fondly. I lived in Jewett Hall as a first-year and I loved it. While it was a somewhat noisy hub of activity, I loved the cozy, vibrant atmosphere. I had a really good roommate and great fellow residents in my section. It's also super centrally located which I loved. My sophomore year I lived in Douglas hall which is also great. Much more quiet, but still convenient, it was a really comfortable and fun environment. In the second half of my sophomore year I had the chance to live in the Global Awareness house which is part of Whitman's Interest House Community. It was a super engaging and enlightening experience. When I moved into to the Global Awareness House (GloHo) I didn't know any of my fellow residents and now three of them are among my best friends! I strongly recommend you check out the Interest Houses (there are a bunch!) More info about it can be found here http://www.whitman.edu/content/residence_life/interest-houses.
  • College Senior
  • Apr 30 2012
Lots of Academic Support – The Academic Resource Center, located in Memorial Hall, is full of really useful tools to help students who have learning differences or who need extra assistance in a class. You can pick up planning guides, find unique study tips, and even get matched up with a student tutor for free! Furthermore, Student Academic Advisers (SAs) live in every first-year section and serve as guides through the transition process from high school- to college-level academics. My SA would do things like proofread my papers, help me develop my thesis, teach me how to conduct research, and help me plan and register for my classes.
  • College Sophomore
  • Feb 9 2012