The outcomes of a Whitman education are impressive. Whitman alumni become leaders in their community and professions. Alumni include a Nobel Prize winner, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, an astronaut, a U.S. Ambassador, Olympic athletes, educators, novelists, business leaders and entrepreneurs, and scientists. See here for more information about notable alumni.
Over 60% of Whitman alumni attend graduate and professional schools. The list of graduate and professional schools include the nation's top universities.
230 alumni fellowships, grants, and scholarships were awarded to students and alumni from 2010-2015.
Don't just take our word for it. Here's what a few independent sources say about the value of a Whitman education.
No. 3 in the nation - Whitman's rank for Best College Campus by the Business Insider
No. 37 in the nation - based on freshman retention rate, graduation rate, and student to faculty ratio, as ranked by U.S. News and World Reports.
No. 8 in the West - Forbes ranked Whitman College 47th in its overall list of America's Top colleges, 29th in private colleges, and 8th in the west.
No. 29 in the nation - based on measures related to social mobility, research and service, as ranked by Washington Monthly in its College Guide.
No. 29 - Whitman's ranking among private liberal arts colleges in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's annual list of the "Best Values in Private Colleges." (2015).
Top 75 Best Value College - in The Princeton Review's 2014 "Best Value Colleges" list. The list spotlights 75 public and 75 private colleges. Best Value colleges "provide stellar academics with a modest price tag" either by keeping costs low or offsetting the price of tuition with generous financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study and loans.
Whitman College's 2016 top-20 rankings by the Princeton Review (released August 2015) are as follows:
- Best Classroom Experience - #12
- Best Health Services - #10
- Best Quality of Life - #9
- Best Science Lab Facilities - #11
- Easiest Campus to get around - #5
- Everyone Plays Intramural Sports - #15
- Happiest Students - #8
- Impact Schools - #20
- Lots of Race/Class Interaction - #14
- Most Accessible Professors - #8
- Professors Get High Marks - #15
- Their Students Love These Colleges - #3