If you are thinking about applying to Whitman College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application costs $50.
Students who submit their applications to Whitman College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 1.
Here's an overiew of some of Whitman College's admissions stats.
|Whitman College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||43%|
|Mean SAT Score||1326|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||21%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||19%|
These are the application deadlines for Whitman College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||December 20|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 1||February 1|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 1||March 1|
Whitman College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Whitman College directly for more information about early applications.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.
The early decision acceptance rate at Whitman College is 60%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 60%. Last year, Whitman College admitted 153 of the 256 students who applied early decision.
Whitman College is a very difficult school to get into.
In 2021, Whitman College accepted 60% of all applicants, around 3,095 from the 5,155 applicants.
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 2022, Whitman College waitlisted 39 students and 7 accepted a place on the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
What does Whitman College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Whitman College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Whitman College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Whitman College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||√||statement of good standing from prior institutions|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|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, 24% submitted a class rank. At Whitman College 43% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 75% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
At Whitman College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||41.3%|
|3.50 and 3.74||26.2%|
|3.25 and 3.49||10.9%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4.4%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.3%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Whitman College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Whitman College looks 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 2022, 21% of Whitman College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Whitman College applicants, you should aim to score between 1275 and 1415 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Whitman College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1415 and 25% of scored lower than 1275, 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 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 645 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Whitman College students scored 725 or higher, and 75% scored a 645 or higher.
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?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Whitman College.
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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Whitman College?
❌ No, Whitman College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Whitman College's acceptance rate?
✅ Whitman College's acceptance rate is 60%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Whitman College?
🟨 Whitman College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into Whitman College? Whitman College is a very selective institution. The Whitman College acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1415 and Above
1275 to 1415
1275 and Less
The median SAT score for Whitman College students is 1326. Applicants with SAT scores of 1415 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Whitman College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1275 to 1415 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1275 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 3.68. 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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