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Admissions Office Aiming for Larger Class of 2020

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

Photo by Tywen Kelly
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
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...

Admission Accepts Fewer Transfer Students This Spring

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...

Adam Miller Selected as New Director of Admission

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...

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies
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...

Office of Admission Looks for New Director

Office of Admission Looks for New Director
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...

Campus examines use of social media

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...

Admissions to expand application supplement

Illustration: Ariel Carter-Rodriguez
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...

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...

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