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About Whitworth University

Whitworth University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Spokane, Washington. Whitworth University was founded in 1890 and now enrolls around 2,776 students a year, including 2,355 undergrads.

Whitworth University offers housing for up to 1,368 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 80% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2021, the total market value of Whitworth University's endowment was $151.179 million For each full-time student, Whitworth University spends about $9,485.

2021 Whitworth University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.6
Tuition $46,350

2022 Whitworth University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Whitworth University

Whitworth University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Whitworth University is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!
Whitworth University admits 92% of students that apply early action.

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Whitworth University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Whitworth University. Whitworth University admitted 91% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 3,731 students applied to Whitworth University and 3,387 were admitted.

Whitworth University Waitlist

Whitworth University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Whitworth University?

Whitworth University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Whitworth University, applicants must submit the following items.

Whitworth University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 2
Transcript of High School Record

Whitworth University Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Whitworth University is 3.6 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Whitworth University.

Does Whitworth University Require Test Scores?

Whitworth University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 71% submitted the SAT. 36% submitted the ACT.

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Does Whitworth University Have Student Housing?

Yes! Whitworth University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,368 students.

Whitworth University students are active in the school's International Club, Whitworth Student Investment Group and En Christo. Homecoming, Community Building Day, and and Spring Fest are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Whitworth University.

Financial Aid at Whitworth University

Whitworth University meets 84% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Whitworth University full-time are awarded $43,668 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Whitworth University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Whitworth University

About 82% of students who start at Whitworth University return the next year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 90% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $47,792 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $29,219 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Whitworth University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Whitworth University a good school for you?

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Where is Whitworth University?

Whitworth University is located in the suburban setting of Spokane, Washington.

If you want to see Whitworth University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Spokane, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Spokane International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Whitworth University and Spokane are like without leaving home.

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College Info

300 West Hawthorne Road Spokane, WA 99251-0001

Campus Setting: Suburban

Whitworth University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Whitworth University is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Whitworth University is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Whitworth University ACT Scores


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Whitworth University SAT Scores


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Wondering what life at Whitworth University is like? There are approximately 2,776 students enrolled at Whitworth University, including 2,355 undergraduate students and 421 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from WA and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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