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Op-Ed: Diversity in the Eye of the Beholder: Examining Whitman’s Test-Optional Policy

Megumi Rierson, Whitman College Junior

February 9, 2017

Last Semester, Whitman eliminated its standardized test score requirement on its application on the grounds that the requirement unfairly advantages applicants with socioeconomic privilege. Whitman’s press release expressed a commitment to diversity by “increasing access for outstanding students...

Whitman class of 2016 receives fewest acceptances since 2006

Whitman class of 2016 receives fewest acceptances since 2006

amyhasson

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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