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Whitman College

The campus of Whitman College is in Walla Walla, WA, which is a self-contained town. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Whitman College include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Whitman College is known for its programs in mathematics, music, science, drama and performing arts, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Whitman College Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into Whitman College is challenging; it only admitted 48% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 620. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 620 and 700.


Whitman College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Whitman College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 489 students enrolled (1, 467 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Whitman College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Whitman College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Northwest Conference. The school reports its educational mission is:"Whitman College is committed to providing an excellent, well-rounded liberal arts and sciences undergraduate education. It is an independent, nonsectarian, and residential college. Whitman offers an ideal setting for rigorous learning and scholarship and encourages creativity, character, and responsibility. Through the study of humanities, arts, and social and natural sciences, Whitman students develop capacities to analyze, interpret, criticize, communicate, and engage. A concentration on basic disciplines, in combination with a supportive residential life program that encourages personal and social development, is intended to foster intellectual vitality, confidence, leadership, and the flexibility to succeed in a changing technological, multicultural world. " Contact: Whitman College345 Boyer Ave

Walla Walla, WA 99362

General Phone: (509) 527-5111


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