You’ll Matter Here
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.About Whitman
Majors & Areas of Study
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, wide-ranging exploratory discussions and original research skills that will prepare you for a meaningful career that can improve people’s lives.Learn More
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 In think is probably pretty unique to Whitman.Life at Whitman
In the Winter 2023 issue of Whitman Magazine, get a clarifying lesson from a Whitman professor on the impacts of the “forever chemicals.” Meet a student-athlete who represented the USA in the 2022 Maccabiah Games and enjoy a charming children’s bookstore tale.Read Latest Issue
Once Upon a Time
Jessica Palacios, a Whitman College alum from the class of 2016, works at her family bookstore. When it was in danger of closing nearly 20 years ago, Jessica wrote a letter to the local newspaper asking to keep it open. When her family heard about the letter, they decided to take the leap and buy the business. As the the oldest children’s bookstore in the country, the Palacios family worked hard to keep up with a changing world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once Upon A Time is located in Montrose, California and has been featured in Publisher’s Weekly and on The Kelly Clarkson Show.Read This Story