Whitworth University

821 reviews
  1. Spokane, WA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
Whitworth University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
300 W Hawthorne Rd
Spokane, WA 99251

Whitworth University 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
75%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$26,037/ 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
    $18,910/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,720/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,034/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,380/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,601/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,320Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Kind
    37%
  • Personable, kind, mature
    23%
  • Personable
    20%
  • Amiable
    6%
  • Christian
    6%
  • Hipster
    6%
  • Racist
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.54 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Education of Mind and Heart
    73%
  • Close-Knit
    9%
  • Friendly
    9%
  • Passionate
    6%
  • Passionate...?
    3%

After Whitworth University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses

Reviews

821 reviews
  • Excellent
    209
  • Very Good
    387
  • Average
    195
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    14
I have really enjoyed my experience at Whitworth so far! As a freshman, Whitworth was really great with helping me adapt to the big changes that come with college. Specifically at Whitworth, I have really enjoyed the traditiation for freshmen and all the events that it contained. I really enjoyed the events on campus during weekends. I wish the price could be cheaper so that it was easier to enjoy such a great education at Whitworth. I have met great friends who would probably answer the same as me. Another improvement I think Whitworth could make is making sure that students are able to understand how to get a job once they have finished college. This might be an improvement with the advisers but I think students need help with stress and knowing we can find stable careers out of college that correspond with our majors.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
For the most part, Whitworth takes care of their buildings. The community is pretty good, and the dining services and other ammenities are quite nice. That said, your experience will depend on the dorm and people you are put with. That is life anywhere though. The community on my hall this year isn't as good as last year, but it's the individual people who make or break it.
You will hear everybody complain about the horrible dining choices, but I think they're great. They almost always have something I like, and the food is quite good. Compared to other schools, Whitworth blows them out of the park.
Whitworth is not a party school, it's an academic school. You will not find very much partying or sleepless nights. All dorms have a mandatory 24 hour consideration policy. That means if someone is preventing you from sleeping or studying, you have the right to get them to be quieter. Just ask! Whitworth also allows the dorms to have students set the policys for quiet hours, consequences for making messes, etc.
All dorms are pretty close to everything else, which makes getting around pretty easy.
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 7 2013
In the Biology/Pre-Medicine program at Whitworth there is always someone there to talk to no matter what your question is. There are many seminars/classes that help to prepare you for what's in store in terms of MCAT testing, applying to medical school, volunteer hours, and interview methods. The Pre-Med program also has a large network of people outside of the university for students to reach out to in order to get better insight into the world after undergraduate. The Pre-Med program has a 'step-by-step' program and has 100% success in placement after graduation at Whitworth if you follow all of the steps. It's awesome to be at a school/in a program and to know that each person you interact with truly cares about your success, I mean for goodness sake, if you score a 27 on your MCAT they take you out to dinner to celebrate! Pretty great if you ask me. The compassion and drive that the Pre-Med staff have to help students succeed is unmatched by any other that I know of. I have friends at state schools and a couple other private universities that are also on the Pre-Med track and they are not nearly as satisfied with their experience as I am.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Aug 17 2013