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Whitman College Overview

Located in Walla Walla, Washington, Whitman College is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Whitman is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Whitman College Known For?

374 Undergraduate Awards
$50,303 Avg Cost After Aid
52% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Whitman since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • The 0% student loan default rate at Whitman is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Whitman is the bachelor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Whitman bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $51,300 a year. That's about 26% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Whitman student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Whitman College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Whitman.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#37 Most Popular Germanic Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Whitman College?

Location of Whitman College

Contact details for Whitman are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: 509-527-5111

How Do I Get Into Whitman?

You can apply to Whitman online at:

Admission Requirements for Whitman

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Whitman?

52% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
48% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 52%, Whitman does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 51%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Average Test Scores

About 48% of students accepted to Whitman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 690. Math scores were between 570 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Whitman College  ( 570 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for Whitman College  ( 570 to 690 )
Whitman received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 28 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Whitman College  ( 28 to 32 )

Can I Afford Whitman College?

$50,303 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
0.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Whitman is $50,303. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Whitman, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $6,365 a year. That adds up to $25,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Whitman is 0.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Whitman College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,529 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,579 undergraduate students at Whitman, with 1,529 being full-time and 50 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Whitman

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,529 full-time undergraduates at Whitman, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Whitman

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Whitman College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Whitman Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 92
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 126
White 987
International Students 139
Other Races/Ethnicities 152

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Whitman College. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at Whitman. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and Vietnam.

Whitman College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Biology 35 35
Child Development & Psychology 34 34
Political Science & Government 27 27
Economics 24 24
Fine & Studio Arts 21 21
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 19 19
Sociology 16 16
General English Literature 15 15
Geological & Earth Sciences 15 15
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 14 14
Mathematics 13 13
Communication & Media Studies 12 12
Computer Information Systems 12 12
History 9 9
Philosophy 9 9
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 8 8
Applied Mathematics 8 8
Chemistry 8 8
Anthropology 8 8
Germanic Languages 7 7
Romance Languages 7 7
Drama & Theater Arts 7 7
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 6
Physics 6 6
Astronomy & Astrophysics 5 5
Other Social Sciences 5 5
Music 5 5
Ethnic Studies 4 4
Religious Studies 4 4
Classical Languages & Literature 3 3
General Engineering 2 2
Area Studies 2 2
Mathematics & Computer Science 2 2
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 1 1
Public Health 1 1
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0
General Psychology 0 0
TOTAL 374 374


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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