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Grow. Think. Explore. Thrive.

Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla, Washington, you’ll find a place like no other. Whitman College is a top-tier liberal arts school with accomplished and friendly faculty and passionate and curious students. Here, you can find endless support and opportunities in and outside the classroom—becoming your best self.

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What Makes Whitman Remarkable

From the moment you arrive on our beautiful campus, you’ll belong to a community that challenges you, supports you and wants the best for you. You’ll matter here—and you’ll make a difference.

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Majors & Areas of Study

Psychology Major Degree
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If you’re curious about the complexity of human behavior, Psychology may be a good major for you. Through critical analysis and creative scientific studies, Whitman College’s Psychology program offers amazing insights into why we humans do what we do. As you earn your bachelor’s degree in Psychology, you’ll experience hands-on projects and wide-ranging exploratory discussions—and gain original research skills working with faculty who are experts in their fields of study. All this will prepare you for a meaningful career that can improve people’s lives.

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Gabe W., Junior

My favorite thing about Whitman is going to sound pretty cheesy and broad, but I like the culture. It feels like a safe place for students to really try new things and become passionate in all sorts of different things. There is definitely a level of competition because it’s a very good school, but there’s also, everywhere you go, just a culture of support and really helping each other which I think is probably pretty unique to Whitman.  

Life at Whitman
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Fall 2023

Whitman Magazine

Enjoy our Fall 2023 edition of Whitman Magazine. Read stories from the Whitman College community, including new student programming, scholarly achievements and a spotlight on this year's Commencement speaker.

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Accelerated Learning, Accelerated Careers
Whitman Stories

Accelerated Learning, Accelerated Careers

Whitman's new Finance Accelerator program, sponsored by the Career and Community Engagement Center, connects current Economics students with alumni who work in finance—to share knowledge, connections and actionable advice.

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Pasena-Littlesky as the first Miss Pášx̣apa

Pášx̣apa Powwow Celebrates Culture and Collaboration

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President Sarah R. Bolton toasts the new Robart Hall during the Seattle Reception

Whitman Names Robart Hall Following Leadership Gift to Student Village

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From The Met to Whitman: Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Poet Robyn Schiff

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Whitman Students Help Plan Walla Walla’s First Día de los Muertos Parade

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An architectural rendering of the buildings and outdoor common spaces for the planned Junior-Senior Village.

Whitman’s Vision for a Junior-Senior Village

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Drew Shoals ’05 plays the drums during the Upward Together celebration.

‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’: Highlights from the Upward Together Launch

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Whitman Receives $1.5 Million Alumni Gift for Scholarships & Aid

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New Course Offers Study Abroad Students a Place to Reflect and Move Forward

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Lindsey Pasena-Littlesky

Whitman Student Lindsey Pasena-Littlesky to Receive Indigenous Leadership Award

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Upward Together campaign launch

Whitman College Announces Upward Together Campaign

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Celebrating 2023 Faculty Promotions

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Award Winning Poet Visits Whitman to Inspire Student Creativity

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A STEM Summer School Brings Together Whitman Faculty & Tribal Youth

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Dozens of students holding flags from around the world.

Whitman Celebrates Record Number of Davis United World College Scholars

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Janning Quoted in Article About How Taylor Swift Communicates With Her Fans

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President Bolton Shares Insights on Higher Education in Seattle Magazine

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Salma Anguiano '22 smiling at the camera while posing in her graduation regalia in China.

Salma Anguiano ’22 Named First Yenching Scholar from Whitman College

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Two figures install solar panels on the top of a Whitman campus building.

Whitman College Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements

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Accelerated Learning, Accelerated Careers

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Whitman College Appoints New Chief of Staff

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Alum Publishes Article on Affordable Housing Crisis

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Blues Athletes Bring Home Academic Awards in All Varsity Sports

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Faculty-Led Summer Chinese Language Studies Resumes with Inaugural Program in Taiwan

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Photo (unsplash.com): The front of The New York Times building.

Local Middle School Teacher and Whitman Alum Beth Clearman ’90 Featured in New York Times Article

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It’s Move-In Day at Whitman College!

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