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Whitman College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Whitman College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,619 out of 3,790 applicants or 43% were admitted making Whitman College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Whitman College typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,302 1,488 3,790
Accepted 975 644 1,619
Acceptance Rate 42% 43% 43%
Enrolled 214 150 364
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 23% 22%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Whitman College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1195. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1385 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1290 1480
SAT Reading 650 740
SAT Math 620 730
ACT Composite 27 32
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1480 and Above Good >56%
1385 to 1480 Avg + 43%-56%
1290 to 1385 Avg - 31%-43%
1195 to 1290 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 1195 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Whitman College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Whitman College was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Whitman College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 60% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 4% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Whitman College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237057 IPEDS survey data for Whitman College.



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