See what students say:


Academics at Whitworth University are “challenging to the point that [students are] kept engaged, but not so hard [to make them] feel helpless.” Many find “one of Whitworth’s greatest strengths [to be] its small class sizes,” but overall the university simply provides a “very supportive community with a positive attitude.” They also appreciate that the community places an “emphasis on Christianity in the classroom and among professors” as well. As for those professors, one Whitworth Pirate notes “I really couldn’t ask for a better, more supportive group.” Others agree, describing the faculty as “wonderful,” “personable,” and “extremely knowledgeable.” Teachers are seemingly “always available for extra help” and will “work independently to … create meaningful relationships [with students] that prove to last beyond college.” Outside of the classroom, “Whitworth also offers a large number of off-campus opportunities, both within the United States and around the world.” Do note, however, that many of these are “spiritual opportunities for the Christian student,” though the school does not force students to participate. While some students feel that the school’s strong Christian background can hinder their growth, many acknowledge the university’s openness and acceptance of others. One declares, “No one is forcing you to attend chapel.” Another adds, “This school lets us have an opinion and somewhere to share it.”

Student Body

At Whitworth, you’ll find students who are “very into helping one another succeed in any and every way they possibly can.” To that end, attendees tend to be “open-minded,” “social,” and “caring” to the extent that “you won’t be able to walk through campus without receiving several warm smiles and greetings.” While they’re all driven to learn and succeed, “instead of focusing on competition, most … are just interested in helping themselves and others.” This establishes “a very kind and fun community to be a part of.” There’s also a variety and depth to what you’ll encounter in the company of fellow students, much of which “derives from the international student body, as it adds a lot of cultural benefits and awareness.” One student adds, “We all come from different backgrounds and it is very interesting to see how diverse the campus is.” As another sums it up: “Everyone [here] is unique in their own way, and that just seems to draw people closer.”

Campus Life

While many here “tend to fill their days with studying,” Whitworth features a very “down-to-earth campus, so it’s common to see students lounging in tree hammocks or just lying in the grass.” However, anyone seeking a little more activity will find plenty of opportunities here as well. When it’s sunny, hammocking is popular, as are outdoor sports like Frisbee Golf and Spike Ball. During the winter, “many people go up to the [nearby] mountains” to hike, mountain bike, or ski. Other popular spots during the colder months include nearby coffee shops and friends’ dorms where students will watch movies or finish schoolwork. As for school-sponsored happenings, “there are usually different events going on every weekend hosted by clubs.” Many of those organizations also “take into account [differences in] ethnicity, hobbies, and political backgrounds,” which those at Whitworth view as evidence that administration is “working hard to bring more diversity on campus.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Kokanee Ellingson
Campus Visit Coordinator

Office of Admissions
300 West Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hixson Student Union Building Mind & Hearth Coffee Shop
University Recreation Center
Robinson Science Hall
Cowles Music Center
Hixson Union Building (HUB) includes a dining hall, caf?, coffee shop, student center, bookstore, Associated Students of Whitworth University offices, radio station, and career services. University Recreation Center has an indoor track, climbing wall, sport courts, the Outdoor Recreation office (including outdoor recreation equipment rental) and fitness center. The Robinson Science Hall has state of the art labs, including a cadaver lab. Cowles Music Center opened in 2016 and has new rehearsal spaces for choral & instrumental ensembles as well as teaching studios and practice rooms. The Fieldhouse is home to varsity and intramural athletics, as well as a dance/yoga loft and an athletic training room.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Greenbluff-orchards, farms - popular during fall.
Downtown Spokane
Local Coffee Shops
Mt. Spokane
Bowl and Pitcher at Riverside State Park
Green Bluff - Visit 25 orchards and farms. Activities include picking apples or other fruits, exploring pumpkin patches, shopping for local jams and cider, and eating the coveted pumpkin donuts. Downtown Spokane ? Home to Riverpark Square, Riverfront Park, the First Interstate Center for the Arts and more. Downtown Spokane is a popular location for students to enjoy food, art and entertainment right in the heart of the city. Downtown Spokane is also the host of Hoopfest (the nation?s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament) and Bloomsday (a 10k race through the streets of Spokane with almost 50,000 runners). Local Coffee Shops ? Students love to spend time at local coffee shops doing homework and catching up with friends. Some local hot spots are Vessel Coffee Roasters, Atticus Coffee & Gifts, and Rocket Bakery. Mt. Spokane - Ski and snowboard park. Summit at 5880 feet with a skiable vertical rise of 2000 feet, 45 minutes from Spokane. Bowl and Pitcher - Riverside State Park covers 10,000 acres and is Washington state's largest park. Enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, disc golf, and a swinging bridge at the Bowl & Pitcher scenic area.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Everyday M-F

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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Overnights not available during summer term or student breaks.


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis ? to travel to the campus proper Shuttle service available for prospective students traveling unaccompanied by a parent/guardian. Can travel to Spokane via train, bus and air. Spokane International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From West: I-90 to Maple Street Bridge Exit. North on Maple Street for 6 miles to Country Homes Blvd. At light and corner of Country Homes Blvd. and Wall, turn left on Wall. Travel approximately 1.5 miles to traffic light, turn right onto Hawthorne, college entrance on left. From East: I-90 to Division Street Exit. North on Division/Ruby corridor approximately 7 miles. Turn left onto Hawthorne Road. College entrance on the right.

Local Accommodations
The following hotels are recommended by the university: Quality Inn Oakwood located 1.8 miles south of campus; Best Western Plus North Spokane located 1.6 miles southeast of campus.


Applicants: 4,739
Acceptance Rate: 87%
Average HS GPA: 3.69



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