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Admissions Office Aiming for Larger Class of 2020

North Bennett

May 5, 2016

The Office of Admissions is aiming for a larger Class of 2020 to account for an unexpectedly small class the previous year.

Tour Guides Give Prospective Students First Glimpse of Campus

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North Bennett

April 14, 2016

The presence of tour guides ramps up this month as they show off campus to potential members of the Class of 2020.

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Emily Lin-Jones

May 1, 2014

Shelly Le contributed additional reporting. For students from lower-income backgrounds, financial aid is often a critical part of their decision to attend Whitman––but navigating the ups and downs of financial aid from semester to semester can pose a significant challenge, even with supp...

Admission Accepts Fewer Transfer Students This Spring

Anna Zheng

February 6, 2014

This spring, Whitman welcomed one first-time student and six transfers, a decrease from the 12 students admitted at the start of last spring. Though the number of admitted students in the spring may vary wildly from year to year, admission officers say that the criteria for admission remain the same. "Most...

Adam Miller Selected as New Director of Admission

Maegan Nelson

March 31, 2013

Even as acceptance letters are going out for incoming students, the Office of Admission is undergoing a major transition in leadership. Claremont McKenna College alumnus Adam Miller was recently selected as the new director of admission to replace former director Kevin Dyerly after a nationwide search. "Adam...

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Adam Brayton

February 14, 2013

When senior Nick Marquiss sat down at his first Encounters class, he found himself sitting across the table from the same professor who taught his father decades before. This situation may seem strange, but not with the kind of legacy representation found at Whitman. The Office of Admission defines...

Office of Admission Looks for New Director

Office of Admission Looks for New Director

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

February 7, 2013

Just like the Office of Admission looks beyond GPAs and SATs to perceive how students will thrive at Whitman, it also takes time to evaluate candidates for a new director of admission beyond their resumes. The director of admission trains and supervises admission officers, works with other departments...

Campus examines use of social media

Daniel Kim

October 4, 2012

As technology becomes more central in the daily lives of Americans, colleges all around the nation have begun breaking into social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. "Most of my generation's interactions are online, and we draw heavily on communication online, so Whitman improving and continuing...

Admissions to expand application supplement

Illustration: Ariel Carter-Rodriguez

Emily Lin-Jones

April 26, 2012

The Whitman admissions staff is considering changes to the application supplement that may soon be finalized for the next application period. Currently, Whitman's application supplement requires applicants to submit an analytical paper and a short response to the question, "Is diversity important to you...

Whitman class of 2016 receives fewest acceptances since 2006

Whitman class of 2016 receives fewest acceptances since 2006


April 12, 2012

In addition to handing out the lowest number of acceptances since 2006, Whitman College experienced a significant dip in applications. This year, 2,851 students applied for spots in the Whitman College Class of 2016, down 347 applicants from last year. The eight percent decline in applications fo...

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