Whitworth University

300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, United States
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Overview of Whitworth University

About this school

Whitworth University (formerly Whitworth College) is a church-affiliated college founded in 1890. Its 200-acre campus is located seven miles from the center of Spokane.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,251
    • Men:904 (40.2%)
    • Women:1,347 (59.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Whitworth University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
300 West Hawthorne Road
City, State, Zip
Spokane, WA  99251-0001
Phone
(509) 777-4786
Fax
(509) 777-3773
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, Januray 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 3,166 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 1,947 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 1,219 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
598 (21%) of 2,818 admitted students enrolled
Women
341 (20%) of 1,746 admitted students enrolled
Men
257 (24%) of 1,072 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.76
375 And Above
57%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
590 average |540-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
606 average |550-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
23%
• Score 24 - 29
45%
• Score 18 - 23
26%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $43,640 (73.52990732940185%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,496 (19.369839932603202%)
  • Other Expences: - $864 (1.455770850884583%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,350 (5.644481887110362%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Whitworth University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 17
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003804
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
459 (91.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
399 (86.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
395 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
80 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$38,628
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 391 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,206
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 316 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,418
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 49 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
100 (19.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,555

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,699 (78.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,521 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,516 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
232 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$36,320
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,498 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,827
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,238 (81.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,594
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 142 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
592 (27.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,509

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,940
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,810

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


184

Part-Time Faculty


177

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 74% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
406,783

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
280
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Whitworth University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


65.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


74%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


75.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (45)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, athletic training at Whitworth University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


210,721

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
20.8 average low in January, 74.7 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Spokane
Nearest Bus Station
Spokane
Nearest Train Station
Spokane

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


51% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pirates
School Colors
Crimson and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Whitworth University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, international club, whitworth student investment group, en christo, hawaiian club, swing and ballroom dance club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,211

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,251
Women
1,347
Men
904

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.3% Asian
  • 2.1% Black/African-American
  • 9.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 72.7% White
  • 1.1% Unknown

International Students


3.5% from 42 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


376

Student Resources

Study resources