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Whitworth College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1890
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 2,253
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

300 W. Hawthorne
Spokane, WA 99251



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Fred Pfursich, Enrollment Dean
Admissions office telephone: (800) 533-4668
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 30
Decision sent by: December 22
Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? N/A
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
Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $70 (Refundable)
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 N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 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: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: March 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 63%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 72%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 50%
Total applicants: 2,686
Total acceptances: 1,700
Total freshman enrollment: 469
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 76%
Male applicants: 985
Male acceptances: 634
Male freshman enrollment: 184
Female applicants: 1,701
Female acceptances: 1,066
Female freshman enrollment: 285
Out-of-state freshmen: 38%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 143
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 143
Students enrolled from waiting list: 22

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 74%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 72%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 660
Math: 540 – 650
Combined: 1080 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 11.0% 8.0%
600-699 41.0% 44.0%
500-599 37.0% 38.0%
400-499 11.0% 10.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 38%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 – 30
Math: 22 – 27
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 16.0% 27.0% 13.0%
24-29 53.0% 37.0% 56.0%
18-23 30.0% 32.0% 29.0%
12-17 1.0% 4.0% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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