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General

Applied: 4,210 (4,081 FY, 129 TR)
Admitted: 2,162 (2,110 FY, 52 TR) (51.4% Admit rate)
Enrolling: 409 (391 FY, 18 TR)

Academic Profile

Medians: Middle 50%:
3.76 HS GPA 3.57–3.92 HS GPA
690 SAT Reading & Writing 630–720 SAT Reading & Writing
690 SAT Math 645–730 SAT Math
31 ACT (SAT equiv = 1430) 29–32 ACT Composite
3.53 College GPA (Transfers) 3.12–3.75 College GPA (Transfers)
84 Test Optional (21%)    

Gender

172 Male (42.1%)    237 Female (57.9%)

Ethnic Diversity & International Students

8 African-Americans (2%) 2 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (<1%)
22 Asian Americans (5%) 28 Two or More Races (7%)
36 Hispanic/Latinos (9%) 265 Caucasian (64%)
4 Native American (1%)

Total domestic ethnic diversity = 101 (25%)
Total ethnic diversity and international students = 138 (34%)

37 International Students (9%) from 18 countries:

Albania Hong Kong South Korea
Australia India (3) Spain

Belarus (2)

Jamaica Taiwan
Botswana Kenya Vietnam (2)
Canada (2) Mexico  
China (15) Mongolia  
Guyana Rwanda  

Geographic Representation 

33 States

State # %   State # %
Washington 117 28%   Montana 3 <1%
California 80 20%   Virginia 3 <1%
Oregon 47 12%   Vermont 3 <1%
Idaho 11 3%   Wisconsin 3 <1%
Massachusetts 10 2%   Wyoming 3 <1%
Minnesota 10 2%   Connecticut 2 <1%
Texas 9 2%   Georgia 2 <1%
Colorado 8 2%   Maryland 2 <1%
New Mexico 8 2%   Missouri 2 <1%
Alaska 7 2%   North Carolina 2 <1%
Arizona 6 1%   Tennessee 2 <1%
New York 5 1%   Arkansas 1 <1%
Maine 5 1%   Delaware 1 <1%
Utah 5 1%   Indiana 1 <1%
Illinois 4 1%   Nevada 1 <1%
Florida 3 1%   South Carolina 1 <1%
Hawaii 3 1%        

US Citizens, Abroad (2):  China, United Kingdom

Transfer Colleges

  • 17 total colleges (18 students)
  • Students from Two-Year Schools: 4
  • Students from Four-Year Schools: 14

Bentley University University of California, Berkeley
Cabrillo College University Of California-Irvine
Centre College University Of California-Santa Barbara
Kalamazoo College University of Glasgow
Pacific University University of St. Andrews
Sarah Lawrence College Virginia Commonwealth University
Skagit Valley College Walla Walla Community College (2)
Stanford University Western Washington University
SUNY ESF  

Popular Academic Interests

(As reported on the Common Application)

Environmental Studies Biochemistry Biophysics & Molecular Biology
Biology Computer Science
Psychology English
Engineering Physics
Pre-Health Sciences Chemistry
Economics International Studies

Miscellaneous Stats:

49 First-generation students (12%)
53 Pell Grant recipients (13%)
37 Have a sibling, parent, or grandparent who attend or attended Whitman (9%)
15 Have another relative who attended Whitman (4%)
64 Recruited athletes (15%)
17 Valedictorian (4%)
272 Students who participated in community service while in HS (67%)

26 Dual Citizens from 15 countries:

Australia India New Zealand  
Canada (5) Ireland (2) South Korea  
Costa Rica (2) Japan Sweden  
Ecuador Mexico Switzerland (3)  
France Nepal United Kingdom (4)  

20 Languages other than English spoken at home:

Arabic Hebrew Marathi Swahili
Belarusan Hindi Nepali Swedish
French Indonesian Persian Tagalog
German Japanese Russian Telugu
Greek Korean Spanish Vietnamese

307 High Schools Represented :

61% Public and Charter schools
33% Private and Parochial schools
<1% Homeschooled

Most commonly attended High Schools by First Year Students :

Walla Walla High School (6) Lincoln High School (3)
Bush School (5) McMinnville High School (3)
Oregon Episcopal School (4) Midland School (3)
Roosevelt High School (4) Mount Vernon High School (3)
Bainbridge High School (3) Sehome High School (3)
Boise High School (3) Summit High School (3)
Charles Wright Academy (3) The Northwest School (3)
Garfield High School (3) Waynflete School (3)