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General

Applied: 3,931 (3,600 FY, 182 TR)
Admitted: 1,979 (1,859 FY, 120 TR) (50% Admit rate)
Enrolling: 425 (405 FY, 20 TR)

Academic Profile

Medians: Middle 50%:
3.75 HS GPA 3.51 – 3.94 HS GPA
1300 SAT (CR+M) 1210-1400 SAT
1950 SAT Total 1820-2080 SAT Total
650 SAT Critical Reading 600-720 SAT Critical Reading
650 SAT Math 600-700 SAT Math
650 SAT Writing 600-690 SAT Writing
30 ACT (SAT equiv = 1340) 28-33 ACT Composite
3.77 College GPA (Transfers) 3.53-3.96 College GPA (Transfers)

Gender

193 Male (45.4%)    232 Female (54.6%)

Ethnic Diversity & International Students

7 African-Americans (2%) 4 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (1%)
17 Asian Americans (4%) 32 Two or More Races (8%)
29 Hispanic/Latinos (7%) 277 Caucasian (65%)
2 Native American (<1%)

Total domestic ethnic diversity = 93 (21.9%)
Total ethnic diversity and international students = 126 (29.6%)

33 International Students (7.8%) from 14 countries:

Albania Kenya (2) Spain
Australia Lebanon Thailand
Brazil Mexico Turkey (2)
Canada (3) Nepal Vietnam
China (16) Pakistan  

Geographic Representation 

36 States, 1 US Territory

State # %   State # %
Washington 125 29%   Indiana 2 0.5%
California 86 20%   Utah 2 0.5%
Oregon 48 11%   Vermont 2 0.5%
Colorado 24 6%   Virginia 2 0.5%
Minnesota 12 3%   Arizona 1 0.2%
Texas 9 2%   Arkansas 1 0.2%
Hawaii 8 2%   Florida 1 0.2%
Idaho 8 2%   Guam 1 0.2%
Massachusetts 8 2%   Kentucky 1 0.2%
New York 7 2%   Louisiana 1 0.2%
Illinois 6 1%   Missouri 1 0.2%
Alaska 4 1%   Nebraska 1 0.2%
Montana 4 1%   Nevada 1 0.2%
Wisconsin 4 1%   New Mexico 1 0.2%
Maine 3 1%   North Dakota 1 0.2%
Michigan 3 1%   Oklahoma 1 0.2%
New Jersey 3 1%   Tennessee 1 0.2%
Pennsylvania 3 1%   Wyoming 1 0.2%
Connecticut 2 0.5%        

US Citizens, Abroad (3):  China, France, Vietnam

Transfer Colleges

  • 18 total colleges (20 students)
  • Two-Year Schools: 4
  • Four-Year Schools: 14

Academy of Art University  Modesto Junior College
Berklee College of Music Oberlin College
California Polytechnic State University Occidental College
City College of San Francisco Smith College
Columbia Basin College  Trinity University 
Furman University  University of Washington
Istanbul Bilgi University Ursinus College
Macalester College (2) Walla Walla Community College (2)
Missouri State University: West Plains Washington State University

Popular Academic Interests

(As reported on the Common Application)

Biochemistry English
Biology Environmental Studies
Economics Psychology

Miscellaneous Stats:

38 First-generation students (9%)
37 Pell Grant recipients (9%)
36 Have a sibling, parent, or grandparent who attend or attended Whitman (8%)
19 Have another relative who attended Whitman (4%)
73 Recruited athletes (17%)
25 Valedictorians (6%)
315 Students who participated in community service while in HS (74%)

24 Dual Citizens from 16 countries:

Argentina France (3) Israel New Zealand
Brazil Germany Italy (2) Philippines
Canada (2) Ghana Mexico Taiwan
Denmark Ireland (2) Netherlands United Kingdom (4)

22 Languages other than English spoken at home:

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Igbo, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Nepali Norwegian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish,
Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

311 High Schools Represented:

  • 66% Public and Charter schools
  • 33% Private and Parochial schools
  • 0.4% Homeschooled

Most commonly attended High Schools:

Bellarmine Preparatory School, WA - 5 Oregon Episcopal School, OR – 4
Boise HS, ID – 4 Redmond HS, WA – 4
Inglemoor HS, WA – 4 Summit HS, OR – 4
Lincoln HS, OR – 4 Vashon Island HS, WA - 4
Mercer Island HS, WA – 4 Walla Walla HS, WA – 3
Miramonte HS, CA – 4