Applying to Whitman

A Whitman education is intellectually challenging. It's about developing the broad foundation of knowledge as well as the critical thinking and communication skills you need to lead a life of distinction and service. It's about lifelong learning and lifelong friendships. Discovering who you are and who you want to become. It's about developing the right values and achieving the right balance between the intellectual, professional, social, and personal aspects of your life.

Who should apply? As an intellectually-centered, diverse, and highly-engaged community of scholars, we care deeply about who you are and how you will contribute to our community. This is why we seek high-achieving students with diverse backgrounds - curious, inspired, and highly-engaged students with a passion for learning and a wide and eclectic range of interests; the kind of independent-minded students who are motivated to take intellectual risks in order to become the kind of leaders who can make a difference in the world.

First Year Applicants

A Whitman education is intellectually challenging. It's about developing the broad foundation of knowledge as well as the critical thinking and communication skills you need to lead a life of distinction and service. It's about lifelong learning and lifelong friendships. Discovering who you are and who you want to be during your four years on campus. It's about developing the right values and achieving the right balance between the intellectual, professional, social, and personal aspects of your life. Click here for more information.

Transfer Applicants

We're happy to know that you are interested in continuing your education at Whitman.

Students that typically excel at Whitman are down-to-earth, diverse high-achievers. Some of our students transfer from other four-year liberal arts colleges. Some from larger comprehensive universities. No matter your age, background or educational goals, you will find that we are a community that welcomes your perspective and unique contributions to the classroom and campus life. We're glad you found us.  Click here for more information.

International Applicants

Whitman College is an excellent choice for international students who desire a rigorous liberal arts education that will prepare them for graduate school or professional school as well as careers in all fields. A vibrant community of international students at Whitman College plays a significant role in the diversity of the Whitman campus.  Click here for more information.


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