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Brent Soderberg / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 19, 2017 Admission to Whitworth University is moderately selective, and most admitted students have grades that are above average. In 2016, the university's acceptance rate was 89%. Students who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher can opt for an interview in place of submitting scores from the SAT or ACT. Other application requirements include a writing sample, a letter of recommendation, and details of extracurricular involvement. Admissions Data (2016): Whitworth University Acceptance Rate: 89 percentWhitworth University has test-optional admissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 500 / 640SAT Math: 500 / 620Top Washington colleges SAT comparisonACT Composite: 22 / 29ACT English: 21 / 30ACT Math: 22 / 28Top Washington colleges ACT comparison About Whitworth University: Founded in 1890, Whitworth University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The 200-acre campus is located in Spokane, Washington. Recent years have seen millions of dollars of upgrades and expansions to campus facilities. The university has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the great majority of classes have under 30 students. Whitworth ranks highly among master's-level universities in the West. Whitworth does well on the financial aid front, and students with strong high school records and test scores can get significant merit scholarships. In athletics, the Whitworth Pirates compete in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,634 (2,297 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 40 percent male / 60 percent female98 percent full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $40,562Books: $840 (why so much?)Room and Board: $11,170Other Expenses: $3,180Total Cost: $55,752 Whitworth University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99 percentPercentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 98 percentLoans: 63 percentAverage Amount of AidGrants: $24,177Loans: $7,544 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Nursing, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Chemistry, Biology, Exercise Science Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85 percent4-Year Graduation Rate: 63 percent6-Year Graduation Rate: 73 percent Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Softball, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics Whitworth University and the Common Application Whitworth University uses the Common Application. 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Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and the heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. This mission is carried out by a community of Christian scholars committed to excellent teaching and to the integration of faith and learning."