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Whitworth University

Whitworth University is a private, Christian college of liberal arts located in Spokane, Washington, United States. It was established in the year 1890. The campus spreads across an area of 200 acres. The institution provides bachelor and master degrees in a wide variety of academic disciplines. Whitworth University's Student Enrolment has national and international students from over 25 states in the U. S. and 15 countries around the world. The university also offers students oportunities for studying abroad. Whitworth University's athletics department fields more than 12 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the Northwest Conference of National Collegiate Athletic Association. They are nicknamed the Pirates and participate in sports such as swimming, basket ball, cross country, and tennis, among others.

Profile of Whitworth UniversityWhitworth University can be found in Spokane, WA (a large suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Presbyterian Church (USA) school. Whitworth University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Whitworth University is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at the school are in mathematics, music, and art studies.

Whitworth University Selectivity

Whitworth University does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 51% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 550 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Whitworth University centered around 560 to 650, but ranged both higher and lower.

A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 607 students were enrolled in Whitworth University.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. Student dorms or apartments are common at Whitworth University. The school student athletes compete in Northwest Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Whitworth University is a private, residential, liberal arts institution, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U. S. A. ). Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse Student Enrolment an education of the mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. This mission is carried out by a community of Christian scholars committed to excellent teaching and to the integration of faith and learning. "

Whitworth University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching140elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, educational administration, student Counselling, school Counselling, special ed, gifted and talended education, music teaching
Liberal Arts132liberal arts and sciences, English, history, sociology, international relations, political science, Spanish language, economics courses, . . .
Business and Management103business management, business administration, international business, accounting, marketing
Science44biology, chemistry, physics courses, physics
Religion and Philosophy39theology, religion, philosophy
Therapy and Counselling27psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25health and physical education, athletic trainer
Media24communication studies, communication and journalism, journalism
Nursing and Emergency Medicine20registered nursing
Art Studies16art studies, arts management
Mathematics10mathematics, applied mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering7computer science
Drama and Performing Arts6drama

Contact: Whitworth UniversityWhitworth University

300 W Hawthorne Rd

Spokane, WA 99251

General Phone: (509) 777-1000


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