Whitman College

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Whitman College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Walla Walla, WA, a predominately urban area. Whitman College has an enrollment of over a thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1240 (25th percentile) - 1450 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 28 (25th percentile) - 33 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Whitman College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.62 - 3.89. This school has an acceptance rate of about 56% with 16% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at whitman.edu.

Overall Whitman College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Whitman College was reported as 56.0% in Fall 2020 with over 4,810 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 28 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Whitman College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Whitman College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Whitman College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 51.1%
  • 2017-2018: 51.7%
  • 2018-2019: 50.2%
  • 2019-2020: 56.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 49.2%

How Does Whitman College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Whitman College is one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Oregon University98.0%
Lewis-Clark State College99.8%
Whitworth University91.4%
The College of Idaho48.6%
Northwest Nazarene University85.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Whitman College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading630 - 710
Math610 - 740
Total Score1240 - 1450
ACT®Score Range
English30 - 35
Math25 - 31
Composite Score28 - 33
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