Whitman College is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian, residential undergraduate liberal arts college located in Walla Walla, Washington. Initially founded as a seminary by a territorial legislative charter in 1859, the school became a four year degree granting institution in 1883. Whitman College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and competes athletically in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference. The school offers 46 majors and 31 minors in the liberal arts and sciences. Whitman was the first college in the U.S. northwest to receive a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and the first school in the United States to require comprehensive exams for graduation.
ernment fees, standard room (assuming double occupancy), board, and an amount for books and incidental expenses.
The amount for books and incidental expenses is determined by surveying students every couple of years. Many of the expenses that students incur at other colleges and universities such as charges for using the washers and dryers in the residence halls, concerts, lectures, plays etc., are covered by the student government fees and room charges.
A large percentage of Whitman’s students receive some form offinancial aid, thus reducing the overall costs of a Whitman education.
|ASWC (student association)||$320|
|Room and Board||$9,720|
|Estimated Books and supplies||$1,400|
*Students without private insurance must purchase Whitman’s health insurance policy. This insurance plan costs $1,006 for the 2010-11 school year.