As a small residential liberal arts college in Walla Walla, Washington, Whitman is rooted in the traditional liberal arts values like critical thought and academic rigor. But at our foundation is also a belief in the value of community and power of relationships. Our graduates are scholars, but also explorers, advocates and scientists. They climb mountains, travel to far-off corners and give voice to others. They care about community and aim to become citizens of the world.
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About Walla Walla
An award-winning downtown with boutique shops and gourmet restaurants; world-class outdoors experiences in our backyard; and a mild climate with ample sunshine. Walla Walla, Washington, has it all. Our close-knit, caring community provides the perfect environment in which to live and learn.
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Accolades for Whitman College
Founded in 1859 as Whitman Seminary, Whitman College became a non-sectarian, four-year, degree-granting college in 1882. As a private institution, the college prides itself on its independence from sectarian and political control.
Whitman College is located on the traditional Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla homelands. We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present and extend our respect to all Indigenous people today. We honor their stewardship of the land and ecosystem and commit to continuing that important work.