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About Whitman College

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An Education From Whitman College Is Special

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.

Academics at Whitman Our Rankings

Fast Facts

Student-to-Faculty Ratio
Student-to-Tree Ratio
Off-Campus Programs In Nearly 40 Countries
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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.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

$42+ Million
in financial aid & scholarships offered annually.
of students receive financial aid.
of students graduate with no loan debt.

Accolades for Whitman College

No. 4
Most Accessible Professors—Princeton Review
No. 8
Best Schools for Making an Impact Among Private Schools —The Princeton Review
No. 1
Liberal Arts College in the Pacific Northwest —U.S. News & World Report
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Whitman History

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.

Land Acknowledgement

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.

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Take The Next Step

Our Admission team is excited to show prospective students all the opportunities that await them at Whitman—including top academics, career coaching and a caring community that truly wants them to thrive.

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