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Whitman College Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • anthropology


Probation Policy

The minimum GPA required for all students to remain off probation during their entire college tenure is:

Graduation Policy:

Academic Calendar for 2002-03.

Academic Calendar System:

  • Semester System (two terms comprise academic year)

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in August and September.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 78% continue within 5 years.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 13%
  • Medical School: 8%
  • Dental School: 1%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 14%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 47%
  • Theological School/Seminary: 1%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Washington.
24% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • Boeing, Microsoft, Seafirst.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • William O. Douglas, former Justice, U.S. Supreme Court; Walter Brattain, Nobel Prize-winning physicist; Scotty Campbell, founder, Civil Service Agency; Margie Boule, columnist; Robert Graham, personal aide to Caspar Weinberger for disarmament talks; Dr. Willis Taylor, chair, Virginia Mason Cancer Commission.