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Whitman College

Academics and Majors

Whitman Says...

Academic Programs
Whitman strives to equip all students with the intellectual tools they need to become life-long learners. All students undertake the general studies program, which hones skills in reasoning, critical thinking, leadership, and expository writing. Freshmen take Antiquity and Modernity, an interdisciplinary seminar focuse...
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Whitman Students Say...

If learning can be both rigorous and laid-back at the same time, it happens at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. The “challenging” academics here are coupled with a “relaxed attitude” in order to give students “the best education possible without sacrificing all the fun one expects of college.” Populated mainly by “intelligent, ambitious liberals...

Visiting And Contact Information

345 Boyer Ave

Walla Walla, WA 99362

United States

Phone: 509-527-5176

Fax: 509-527-4967

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Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 98
Most Popular Majors: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
English Language and Literature, General
Psychology, General
All Majors: Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
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Combined Degree Programs: BA/JD
BA/MA
Joint Engineering Program: 3-2 CalTech, Columbia, Wash. U., U./Was
Other Joint Degree Programs: 3-2 Forest./Duke; 3-3 Law/Columbia; 3-2 Oceanog/UWash; TeachEd/UPugetSound
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Cooperative
Cross Registration
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Exchange Student
Honors Program
IndependentStudy
Internship
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad

Other Special Study Options:
Study abroad opportunities in over 20 countries; Whitman-In-China allows recent graduates to spend a year teaching English in one of 3 Chinese universities; 3-2 engineering and computer science programs with California Institute of Technology, Columbia University (NY), Duke University (NC), Washington University (MO) and University of Washington; 3-2 oceanography and biology or geology program with University of Washington; 3-3 law program with Columbia University; 3-2 program with Monterey Institute of International Studies; 4-1 program with Bank Street College of Education; undergraduate research conference; semester in the West field study.
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
Humanities
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Quantitative Analysis, Cultural Pluralism
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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:9:1
Total Faculty:209
     Minority:25
     Women:95
     Men:114
     International:20
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:180
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:10 - 19
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:10 - 19
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Key Statistics

Academics & Majors

  • Academic Rating:
    98
  • Academic Calendar:
    Semester
  • Student Faculty Ratio:
    9:1
  • Total Faculty:
    209
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