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Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate59%
Acceptance Rate59%

Whitman College Academics

Whitman College requires at least 124 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Whitman College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Whitman College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 89% of students who start college at Whitman College complete all the credits required within six years.

Whitman College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Whitman College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At Whitman College?

Whitman College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Whitman College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Whitman College

When choosing a major, Whitman College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Whitman College.

Student Designed Majors

Whitman College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Double Majoring at Whitman College

Whitman College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About Whitman College


Does Whitman College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Whitman College offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Whitman College Have An Online Program?

❌ Whitman College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Whitman College Give Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Whitman College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Whitman College Have An Honors Program?

✅ Whitman College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Whitman College.

Does Whitman College Require Internships?

🟨 Whitman College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.


Additional Information About Whitman College


Whitman College Library

The main library on campus is the Penrose Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Whitman College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Whitman College offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering

•3-2 dual degree program in forestry with Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University

•Oceanography - School of Oceanography of the University of Washington

ROTC

Does Whitman College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Whitman College does not have any ROTC programs.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,559

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

59%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$55,982

Out-of-State

$55,982

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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