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Whitman College

Admissions

Whitman Says...

Whitman's admission committee seeks applicants who show motivation, a dedication to learning, and the potential to contribute to the college community. Each admitted class includes students from diverse backgrounds. Gaining admission to Whitman is a competitive process. 60 percent of admitted students graduated in the top ten percent of their high ... More More

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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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 95
SAT:
% Submitting Score:67%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:610 - 730
     Math Middle 50%:610 - 693
     Writing Middle 50%:608 - 700
ACT:
% Submitting Score:32%
     ACT Middle 50%:28 - 32
     Writing Middle 50%:27 - 31
Average High School GPA:3.74
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:59.5%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:22.6%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:12.3%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:4.3%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:1.3%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:61%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:84%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:68%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 2,586
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,473
Total of accepted students who enroll: 392
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 94%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/21
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/01
Early Decision II Notification Date: 01/25
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Priority Application Date: 11/15
Regular Notification Date: 03/29
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Important
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:2
     Academic Electives:0
     Computer Science:0
     Visual / Performing Arts:0
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    95
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    610 - 730
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    610 - 693
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    608 - 700
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    28 - 32
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    27 - 31
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.74
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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