Whitman is a nationally recognized, highly selective, residential liberal arts college. Since becoming a college in 1882, Whitman College has a history of graduating ethical, unpretentious leaders. The tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic, diverse, active and supportive community. Students find a balance at Whitman between challenging academics and developing meaningful and enduring personal relationships through an involved campus community. Our 91 percent graduation rate is evidence that our students value the Whitman balance.