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Whitworth University

School Profile

  • Whitworth UniversityPrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Spokane, WA
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Accreditation: Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,385
First-year Undergraduate Students: 546
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,365
Graduate Students: 289

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of ESL Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Physics Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Bachelor of Theater Literature/History/Criticism
  • Bachelor of Theology

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $28,650
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $28,650

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550


Member: NCAA
Team name: Pirates


  • Ranked #9 Regional Universities (West)
  • Ranked #2 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

300 West Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251-0002
(509) 777-4786
(800) 533-4668
Fax: (509) 777-3758
Contact: Fred Pfursich
Vice President, Admissions and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 54%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 56%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 49%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 6,460
Female applicants 4,242
Male applicants 2,218
Applicants accepted 3,493
Female applicants accepted 2,278
Male applicants accepted 1,215
Freshman enrollment 683
Female freshman enrollment 403
Male freshman enrollment 280
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 4,679
Early action applicants accepted 2,626
Early action applicants enrolled 476
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 70%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 645
Students accepting place on wait list 645
Students accepted from wait list 80

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 37%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.3-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 72%
SAT Critical Reading average score 590
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 530-650
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 585
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 530-640
SAT Writing average score 573
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 510-630
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 38%
Average ACT Composite score 26
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 23-29
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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