As one of the most selective colleges in the Pacific Northwest, Whitworth University seeks to admit highly qualified students who are equipped to succeed in our academic environment. Our freshman-to-sophomore retention rate and four-year graduation rate are well above national averages and provide evidence that our holistic admissions process identifies the best students for Whitworth.
We consider the following factors in evaluating applicants for admission:
Whitworth considers students' SAT or ACT superscore (composite of the highest sub-score of each section of the test - potentially from multiple test dates). Scores from the SAT and ACT are considered equally.
Please have your score report sent directly to Whitworth from the SAT/ACT testing service. When you take the test, list "Whitworth University" as one of the schools to automatically receive your score report.
OR fax a copy of your SAT/ACT score report to 509.777.3758 (Whitworth Admissions Office).OR Mail a copy to:
Interview Option: Applicants with a cumulative high school GPA above 3.0, from an accredited high school or home-school program, may choose to EXCLUDE their SAT or ACT scores from consideration in the admission application process. Applicants who choose this option will be contacted by the admissions office to schedule a phone interview. The majority of Whitworth applicants who choose this option have SAT scores below 1650 or ACT scores below 24.
Please note: SAT/ACT test scores are considered in awarding Whitworth's Academic Scholarships, though most of the scholarships can be earned based on high school GPA alone. Incoming freshmen enrolled at Whitworth full time will automatically receive the highest academic scholarship for which they qualify. Whitworth will renew the academic scholarship each year a student is enrolled full time and maintains satisfactory academic progress.
After we receive all of your application materials, we will e-mail you instructions on how to check the status of your application. If you don't receive an e-mail within two weeks of submitting your application, please call the Whitworth Admissions Office at 800.533.4668 to check on your application status.
Whitworth has a "rolling" admissions process: After all of your application materials are received and processed by the Whitworth Admissions Office, you should expect a letter in the mail regarding Whitworth's decision within about three weeks.
Whitworth University is committed to delivering a mission-driven educational program that cultivates in students the capacity to engage effectively across myriad dimensions of diversity; the university therefore complies, in its admission and financial aid policies, with all federal, state and local non-discrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofits and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.