Whitman College: Statistics

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#508 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 57 In Washington
#499 of 1,041 For Anthropology

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
54%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
31
Avg. cost to attend
$38,989 /y
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
1,360
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
www.whitman.edu

Whitman College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 54% 50% 57%
Applicants 4,964 2,112 2,852
Admissions 2,687 1,057 1,630
Freshmen enrolled full time 269 106 163
Freshmen enrolled part time 25 10 15

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
137 or 47%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1230
or below

75% of them
had 1430
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Whitman College are 1230-1430 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
74 or 25%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 29
or below

75% of them
had 33
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Whitman College are 29-33 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 810 (60%)
Nonresident Alien 138 (10%)
Hispanic 123 (9%)
Asian 96 (7%)
Two or more races 93 (7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 57 (4%)
Black or African American 34 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 6 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$38,989/year
Average aid awarded
$30,543
Students receiving aid
91%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $16,202
$30-48K $18,380
$48-75K $28,150
$75-110K $29,459
$110K+ $47,231

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $50,000
Tuition in-state $50,000
Tuition out-of-state $50,000
Fee in-district $408
Fee in-state $408
Fee out-of-state $408

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 886
Combined charge for room and board $13,800
Room charge $6,080
Meal charge $7,720

Whitman College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 38
Economics, General 37
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 34
English Language and Literature, General 22
Sociology, General 20
Computer and Information Sciences, General 19
Political Science and Government, General 19
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 17
Environmental Biology 13
History, General 13
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 11
Fine & Studio Arts, General 11
Philosophy 11
Geology & Earth Science, General 10
Religion & Religious Studies 9
Social Sciences, Other 9
Financial Mathematics 8
Mathematics, General 8
Political Science and Government, Other 8
Chemistry, General 7
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6
Anthropology, General 5
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 5
Pre-Engineering 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Rhetoric and Composition & Writing Studies, Other 4
Astrophysics 3
Economics, Other 3
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 3
Physics, General 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 2
French Language and Literature 2
Latin Language and Literature 2
Music Performance, General 2
Music, General 2
Ancient & Classical Greek Language and Literature 1
Anthropology, Other 1
Asian Studies & Civilization 1
Astronomy 1
Behavioral Sciences 1
Chemistry, Other 1
Engineering, General 1
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 1
German Language and Literature 1
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
History, Other 1
International Public Health & International Health 1
Jazz & Jazz Studies 1
Mathematics and Computer Science 1
Mathematics, Other 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 403
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 86% 85% 86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,255
Citations
32,435

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
459 / 6,362
Biology
174 / 9,577
Environmental Science
170 / 4,763
Psychology
152 / 5,995
Sociology
125 / 2,494
Political Science
120 / 515
Physics
117 / 4,517
Chemistry
114 / 4,970
Art & Design
105 / 2,577
Computer Science
90 / 4,720
Medicine
84 / 2,216
Engineering
76 / 1,022
Economics
67 / 3,450
History
58 / 213
Business
55 / 683
Social Psychology
48 / 2,678
Child Psychology
47 / 2,193
Geology
45 / 1,842
Ecology
44 / 1,157
Astrophysics and Astronomy
44 / 2,723
Media Studies
44 / 49
Mathematics
43 / 2,447
Gender Studies
42 / 549
Philosophy
42 / 226
Law
40 / 460
Demography
39 / 1,149
Geography and Cartography
36 / 519
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
35 / 71
Biochemistry
35 / 3,890
Political Economy
29 / 151
Literature
26 / 14
Cognitive Science
26 / 1,897
Aesthetics
25 / 115
Anthropology
22 / 143
Creative Writing
21 / 670
Quantum and Particle physics
21 / 951
Classics and Ancient History
21 / 162
Environmental Management
20 / 875
Botany
20 / 1,110
Environmental Chemistry
20 / 37

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 50
1992 6 74
1993 10 89
1994 6 55
1995 8 93
1996 10 87
1997 21 120
1998 19 145
1999 22 161
2000 23 207
2001 27 277
2002 27 376
2003 27 359
2004 37 475
2005 55 642
2006 51 664
2007 46 837
2008 46 955
2009 48 1231
2010 61 1294
2011 47 1505
2012 54 1698
2013 59 1763
2014 62 1928
2015 76 2124
2016 92 2001
2017 75 2776
2018 60 3564
2019 71 3881
2020 56 4171
2021 79 4145

Whitman College alumni

  1. Adam West

    Adam West
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2017 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    comediantelevision actorvoice actorpresenter
    Biography

    William West Anderson, professionally known as Adam West, was an American actor. He portrayed Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film, reprising the role in other films and television shows until his retirement from live-action appearances. West began acting in films in the 1950s. He played opposite Chuck Connors in Geronimo (1962) and The Three Stooges in The Outlaws Is Coming (1965). He also appeared in the science fiction film Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) and performed voice work on The Fairly OddParents (2003–2008), The Simpsons (1992, 2002), and Family Guy (2000–2018), playing fictionalised versions of himself in all three.

  2. Dirk Benedict

    Dirk Benedict
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    screenwriteractortelevision actorfilm directorstage actor
    Biography

    Dirk Benedict is an American film, television and stage actor, philosopher and author. He is best known for playing the characters Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series and Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team television series. He is the author of Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy and And Then We Went Fishing.

  3. William O. Douglas

    William O. Douglas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1898-1980 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    university teacherjudgelawyertrade unionist
    Biography

    William Orville Douglas was an American jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, who was known for his strong progressive views, and is often cited as the U.S. Supreme Court's most liberal justice ever. In 1975, Time called Douglas "the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court."

  4. Patrick Page

    Patrick Page
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    actorplaywrighttelevision actorstage actorsinger
    Biography

    John Patrick Page is an American actor, low bass singer, and playwright. He originated the roles of Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Grinch in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, and Hades in Hadestown. He also played Menenius in Red Bull Theater's Coriolanus.

General info

Founded 1859
Motto Per ardua surgo
Through adversities I rise
Colors blue, yellow
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 464
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, Washington, 99362
United States
City population 34,000
Phone 5095275111
Fax +1 (509) 527 4967

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