Founded in 1859 as a seminary in Walla Walla, WA, Whitman College became a 4 year degree granting institution in 1883. Considered one of the best institutions for a liberal arts education, Whitman College is ranked 16th on Forbes' America's Best Colleges list. Whitman offers over 40 majors and 30 minors and boast a 9 to 1 student/teacher ratio.
Whitman College offers over 40 majors and 30 minors, along with the possibility of dual majors. 98% of the faculty at Whitman has PhDs, and the low student to teacher ratio guarantees a more personal educational experience.
Some majors offered:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Applicants to Whitman College are chose n based on several factors. The courses one takes, the their grades earned, the quality and depth of one's writing, extracurricular activities, recommendations from teachers, advisors or professors, and ones SAT or ACT scores will be factored into the final decision of an applicant's acceptance.
Financial aid is available to students. Interested students should seek out advice from the financial aid office in order to see what options are available.
Whitman College is a member of the NCAA Division III, and the team mascot is known as the “Fighting Missionary.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Whitman College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Whitman College is about 1,500, where graduate students make up roughly 25% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $50,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,900 to $2,300 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||80%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||75%||$21,334|
|Receiving Student Loans||54%||$5,673|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Whitman College may offer services to students including:
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
Whitman College has a very high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||80%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
Whitman College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northwest Conference)
- Basketball (Northwest Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Whitman College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Communications and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Whitman College.
- Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR (50 miles away)
- Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR (252 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Whitman College for official up-to-date information.