If you are thinking about applying to Whitman College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the application fee costs $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than May 1.
Whitman College offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Whitman College is 59%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 54%. In 2021, Whitman College admitted 130 of the 222 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Whitman College is very difficult. Whitman College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Whitman College **accepted 54% of students, around 2,687 of the 4,964 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Whitman College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, Whitman College waitlisted 888 students. Of those, 305 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Whitman College must submit the following items. Double check with Whitman College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||statement of good standing from prior institutions|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Whitman College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 26% submitted a class rank. At Whitman College 49% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 83% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Whitman College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||47%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12%|
|3.00 and 3.24||7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Whitman College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Whitman College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 47% of Whitman College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Whitman College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1260 and 1420 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Whitman College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1420 and 25% of scored lower than 1260, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Whitman College student is 1326.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Whitman College students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Whitman College students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Whitman College, you should strive to earn between 29 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Whitman College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Whitman College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Whitman College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by April 20.
Transfer students can enroll in Whitman College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Whitman College?
Students who are admitted to Whitman College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Whitman College accept transfer credits?
Whitman College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Whitman College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Whitman College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Whitman College?
No, Whitman College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Whitman College? Whitman College is a very selective institution. The Whitman College acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 54 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Whitman College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Whitman College is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Whitman College is 30. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Whitman College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1420 and Above
1260 to 1420
1260 and Less
The median SAT score for Whitman College students is 1326. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Whitman College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1260 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1260 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Whitman College.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Whitman College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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