Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,510
Total Number of Undergrads
1,510
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
68%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
79%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
83%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
48%
51%
Ethnicity

African American
1%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
White
75%
Hispanic
7%
Unknown
6%

What Students Are Saying

4.39 Average Rating
Whitman College is know for its high level of academics, having said that it is nothing is impossible. This school is constantly pushing its students to do better and to grow not only intellectually but also morally and enforces relationships. It is a great libera arts college, and it creates great leaders and provides their students with the key life skills to become a successful person. I highly believe that Whitman should be recognized for its prestige through the leaders and great people that graduate from this institution.
Natalia from Camas, WA
Some students seem to get by fairly easily, but academics are definitely a challenge. One thing that I have noticed is that the atmosphere concerning academics is much more relaxed than other schools I have visited.
Daniel from Walla Walla, WA
I don't have a lot to compare it to, but it was definitely a big step up from high school level work, even in the most rigorous high school classes. The professors are very helpful and knowledgeable, and expect students to respect the subject and put in the necessary work.
Rebecca from Seattle, WA
Courses can be as easy or as difficult as you want them to be. The professors have high expectations and students often struggle to meet them. That being said, there are certainly easier courses that you can take alongside some of the more challenging ones to balance out your course load.
Bellevue, WA
Whitman College is a liberal arts institution. It allows students to experience different classes even if it is not a course required for your major; through that students are able to try new things that may change your minors and majors. There is a required class called Encounters that all first years have to take to ease the transition from high school to college and help you improve on your writing and analytical skills.
Maricela from Los Angeles, CA
Learning occurs nonstop here. It's never tedious, unless you are taking a subject that absolutely bores you (I don't recommend doing that), but comes with a price. That price is the willingness to actively participate and enjoy what you're learning. If those steps can be followed, you will collect a vast amount of knowledge during your time here.
Ethan from Littleton, CO

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