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Whitman College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1883
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,455
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $340,802,606
Admissions Address

345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362-2083

Website

http://www.whitman.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@whitman.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: J. Antonio Cabasco
Admissions office telephone: (509) 527-5176
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
https://www.applyweb.com/apply/whitman/menu.html Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 18 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Important
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
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 47%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 78%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 45%
Total applicants: 2,740
Total acceptances: 1,292
Total freshman enrollment: 366
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 30%
Male applicants: 1,066
Male acceptances: 544
Male freshman enrollment: 148
 
Female applicants: 1,674
Female acceptances: 748
Female freshman enrollment: 218
Out-of-state freshmen: 67%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 214
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 108
Students enrolled from waiting list: 32

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 58%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 89%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 59%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 81%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 610 – 720
Math: 620 – 690
Combined: 1230 – 1410

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 34.0% 25.0%
600-699 49.0% 59.0%
500-599 15.0% 15.0%
400-499 2.0% 1.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 19%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 28 – 32

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 48.0% N/A N/A
24-29 48.0% N/A N/A
18-23 4.0% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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