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Whitman College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 26 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Northwest Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,233)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $50,987)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 26 - - -
Basketball 14 13 - Yes
Golf 8 9 - -
Soccer 27 26 - -
Swimming 21 21 - -
Tennis 11 10 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 30 Yes -
Volleyball - 12 Yes -
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes Yes
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.5%
Hispanic 5.5%
Non-resident alien 2.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 66.4%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 2

Notable Alumni

  • Adam West (Class of '51), Actor, Batman
  • John Stanton (Class of '77), Founder and CEO, Western Wireless and Voice Stream
  • Ralph Cordiner (Class of '22), CEO and Chairman, General Electric Corporation
  • Ryan Crocker (Class of '71), U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
  • Walter Brattain (Class of '24), Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner
  • William O. Douglas (Class of '20), U.S. Supreme Court justice
  • Matt Ames (Class of '70), Director of Research, Mayo Clinic
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Natalia from Camas, WA
  • 5
  • The dorm life is just great! I will say that in the 5 campus dorms and 1 off campus, the college experience is very different but at the same time…

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  • Maricela from Los Angeles, CA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is amazing. Resident life is separated into sections to help you bond easier with other students. First year dorms are Jewett, Prentiss (all girl dorm), Lyman, Anderson, and…

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  • Bellevue, WA
  • 4
  • The dorms are all great places to hang out, each with its own feel. All of the dorms put on regular events and students are welcome to go attend events…

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  • Rebecca from Seattle, WA
  • 4
  • The dorms are nice, and the social atmosphere on campus is great which obviously carries over into the dorms. Roommate issues seem very rare and the residence life staff are…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Lennae from Port Orchard, WA
  • I am a current student here

    I personally love the bon app food, but I know some people don't. What I like most about it is that they cater to all the allergies/ dietary choices. As someone who doesn't eat gluten, it's nice to know I don't have to fend for myself or only survive on cereal. They also pay attention to the comments board, and try to implement suggestions very quickly in my experience.

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  • 4
  • Kaelie from Murrieta, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Food is really good, always so much, and a huge variety. There are always option for people with food restrictions or dietary needs that are met through the dining hall, so that everyone has something to eat. You can also request something to be made and it will most likely be arranged.

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  • 5
  • Natalia from Camas, WA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is by far probably the best food I would ever try in a college cafeteria or school campus. We have a great variety of food. You will never get tired of eating on campus. Out dinning halls do a great job to make you high school transition to college easier. Whitman honestly takes care of their students by not only nursing their brains with knowledge but also with good nutritious foods.

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  • 4
  • Bellevue, WA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is always good and varied. Some students complain about the quality of the food, but often that is simply due to a compulsive need to complain about something. Obviously, some meals are better than others to the individual, but on the whole, the cooks do a wonderful job. For a change of pace, Walla Walla has many fantastic restaurants.

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  • 3
  • thirkirh
  • I am a current student here

    The food is good considering it is mass produced, and the menu is constantly changing so the students don't get bored. There are lots of vegan and vegetarian options.

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  • 4
  • Maricela from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Bon Appetit is where you would get most of your food in Whitman. Most of the food tastes fantastic. If you are a vegetarian do not worry because there is always a lot of choices for you as well. You do not always have to go to the dining halls you can go to Reid or go into town.

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  • 4
  • Purple cat
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Whitman is really healthy. The food is also really good, yes you might get tired of it sometimes, but we also have a cafe that is open longer and where the food is cooked there, they have really good pasta and burgers. You won't starve, that's for sure. The chefs are always taking feedback, so the dinning halls have bulletin boards where you can write a suggestion or request, like bring back the carrot cake.

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  • 4
  • Daniel from Walla Walla, WA
  • I am a current student here

    Food can get boring and repetitive, but overall the dining services go to great lengths to accomodate everyone and serve tasty and healthy food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Natalia from Camas, WA
  • I am a current student here

    We are a small college and a very academic based college so honesty greek life is mostly community service and to make new friends, don't get the idea of a big party school because Whitman is not one. We are very aware of our goals and future and we do party but we party responsibly. If you are looking for a big Greek Life school Whitman would not be your best choice, however if you want to form part of a greek group that is dedicated, smart and responsibly fun then yes! Whitman is a great college for you.

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  • 0
  • thirkirh
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is not part of the majority, but it does play a role in campus activities. There is however, no pressure to become greek.

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  • 0
  • Maricela from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Whitman has four sororities and four fraternities. The sororities on campus are Alpha Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Gamma, and Kappa Alpha Theta. The fraternities are Beta Theta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Tau Kappa Epsilon. You do not necessarily need to be part of the greek life to have a good time at Whitman; Indies also have loads of fun.

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