Why Choose Whitman?

Our graduation rate is higher than 86%.

Only a handful of colleges west of the Mississippi River match or beat that record – none in the Pacific Northwest. Whitman students love it here; you might too.

Faculty expectations at Whitman are high.

The Whitman faculty expect students to work hard. They pride themselves on supporting students in meeting those expectations by being excellent teachers, being accessible after class, and by working with students on research.

Our facilities are top-notch.

With the completion of the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center and Harvey Pool in August 2006 and the addition of a new science building, the setting for your study and recreation at Whitman is impressive.  Whitman’s Penrose library, computer lab, and health center are open 24/7.

Location is everything.

We believe what happens on campus, not in the nearby big city, is what creates a great college experience. Here, you’ll be with bright, dynamic people who will engage and challenge each other, have fun together, and create a rich campus life. Whitman is an amazing community with a vast array of activity and opportunity on campus.

Our reputation is in your favor.

Whitman is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts and sciences colleges. When you apply for internships, graduate school, or your first job out of college, your Whitman degree will make a difference.


Whitman College Office of Admission
Penrose House • 345 Boyer Avenue • Walla Walla WA 99362
Phone: 509-527-5176 • Toll Free: 877-462-9448 • FAX 509-527-4967
admission@whitman.edu