Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 14, 2021
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2021 May 1, 2021
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
Average SAT Composite: 1355
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 877-462-9448
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.39 Average Rating
The acceptance rate is reasonably high, but acceptances can seem fairly random. Many similar students from my high school received different responses, and scholarships also varied widely. This seems to mean that essays and the general feel of your application is very important, as there wasn't a lot of consistency with test scores/grades/etc. Spend a lot of time on your essays, don't slack on tests (because they do matter, they just won't seal the deal), and have backup options because it can seem pretty random.
Rebecca from Seattle, WA
As a prospective student, be sure to visit the campus. It's almost impossible to get a feel for a place without actually going there. If getting to Walla Walla presents difficulties, talk to someone from Admissions and they can usually help you get there.
Bellevue, WA
If you are looking for a welcoming environment Whitman would be it! Whitman College has many friendly students, advisers, professors and faculty ready to help you in every way possible. Whitman College also offers fly in programs so you can come and check out the campus for yourself!
Maricela from Los Angeles, CA
Visiting Whitman was what sold me. It's difficult to get the full feel of any school without visiting it, and Whitman is no different. Sitting in on classes gave me an idea of the learning environment there, and I would definitely recommend that to any prospective student - the students and faculty are very friendly and welcoming to prospies.
Come and sit-in on a class. I never had the change but I wish I did. The class sizes are quite small, very engaging, and the professor has a personal connection with every student. It's the only way to learn well in my opinion.
Ethan from Littleton, CO
Visit the campus to make sure that Whitman really seems right for you, the academics are tough so if you're looking for an easy college experience or you want to be involved in a lot of activities AND sleep, you might want to discount Whitman.
Tips for prospective students:
I would highly recommend to get involved in a number of school activities, they are a lot of fun and in at the same time they help you make friends and learn more about your community and school
Another tip is to time manage and be very organized with school work. If you are organized and make time for everything you wish to accomplish your college experience will be smooth and successful
Lastly another tip is to become very involved in your classes with your professors, here at Whitman we have a great opportunity to get close to our professors due to the size of the college so I would highly encourage new students to attend professors' office hours.
If you are looking for a small academic college Whitman is what you are looking for!
Natalia from Camas, WA
VISIT if you can! I decided on Whitman after my first visit because I just felt that it was a really good fit for me. Wallla Walla was just recently named the friendliest city in America and Whitman definitely lives up to it. Don't be shy, talk to current students and ask them why they chose Whitman. Also keep in mind that Whitman is a small school but there are always events during the weekends.
Diana from Walla Walla, WA
Come visit! And stay a night with a current student if you can. You really get the feel for the people and the campus.
Daniel from Walla Walla, WA
Don't hesitate to strike up a conversation with people (even upperclassmen). Have a good time, but make sure to set aside time for academics as procrastination can be a slippery slope and your Whitman classes will probably ask more of you than your high school did.
Tanner from Hanover, PA

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