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Rankings and Top Lists

Drone shot of Whitman College campus with the Blue Mountains in the background.

Whitman College is among the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a high-quality, life-changing education. Our dedication to providing our students with a strong liberal arts education has landed us on the most selective college rankings and best-of-the-best lists year after year.

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Ranking Publications 

Colleges That Change Lives...

“... when asked what kind of person should come here, the first thing a Whitman student is likely to say is, ‘If you’re not willing to get involved, don’t bother to come here.’ By ‘involved’ that student would mean in one’s studies, with one another, with teachers, and in campus life.” - Colleges That Change Lives

Whitman College ranks Top 10 in the Nation for Best Schools for Making an Impact - The Princeton Review


Also Award-Winning: Walla Walla, Washington!

An Amazing Place to Live, Learn and Change the World

Whitman College is located in the heart of Walla Walla. Whitties are often seen exploring the city’s historic downtown, the rolling hills of the Blue Mountains and the surrounding areas.

Walla Walla has made many of its own best-of-the-best lists due to its serene setting, friendly community and growing wine industry. Downtown Walla Walla was even added to the National Register of Historic Places for its rich cultural heritage


Walla Walla Rankings and Recognition


Interested in Visiting?

Whitman College offers year-round campus visits for prospective students and their families. Plan your Whitman visit today. While you're here, explore the town so nice they named it twice! Downtown Walla Walla is only a 3-minute walk from campus. Students can often be found studying and hanging out in nearby coffee shops and patisseries.

If you can’t make the trip, we also offer virtual information sessions designed for any student interested in learning more about Whitman. Schedule your virtual information session and take a virtual tour of campus.

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