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Whitman College

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Students who got into Whitman:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (5), Grades (6), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (1)
My word of advice: Do not goJun 07 2014Psychology
My word of advice: Do not go. If you are in there and you do not feel comfortable here, get out. It will not get better and if you try to take your complaints to higher authority, they will try to act within their best interests and not yours. Do not make the mistake I made in coming here.
SAT: 1320 Male
I got a 4Oct 07 2013PreMed and Medical
I got a 4.0, and was really involved in school activities. What a waist picking this school. I would advise students to look beyond the prestige of a school.
Many students with incredible SAT scores and 4Aug 24 2011PreMed and Medical
Many students with incredible SAT scores and 4.0 GPAs don't get in. Admissions are looking for well-rounding, community service oriented, interesting students.
SAT: 2100 Male
I had a 3Jun 13 2011Philosophy
I had a 3.89 GPA (weighted); 2080 SAT (didn't take the ACT); played 4 years of high school baseball, 2 on varsity; participated in a volunteer organization from 7th-12th grade; played in several rock bands and participated in my local music scene; worked several summer jobs ranging from lifeguarding to officiating youth athletics to a summer internship at my dad's office.

I like to think I interviewed well insofar as I expressed my diversity of interests (I talked about being the only athlete at my school with an interest in avant-garde art and revolutionary politics). Just be who you are, and assuming you actually are a decent fit for Whitman and somewhat qualified, you will get in.

Or just be a good athlete and play a varsity sport here. The administration (to my chagrin) is admitting more and more skilled athletes at the expense of the academic environment.
SAT: 2080 Male

I worked hard in my classes in high schoolDec 02 2008Biology
I worked hard in my classes in high school and was top 10%. About 1/4 of the students in my college class here were valedictorians in high school, so it's really essential that you show you are able to handle a workload and succeed. I had some B grades in high school though, it's not like you have to be utter straight As, but I was a good student.

I succeeded immensely in Nordic Skiing and Soccer. I got a lot of personal awards (like MVP, most inspirational, team captain, most improved) in soccer and that showed leadership and hard work qualities. And in skiing I competed at the national level which showed my hard work and commitment to that sport. Those were probably essential to me getting in because it is what made me unique and stand out, and it showed that what I committed myself too in high school I also succeeded in. I also did some volunteer work at the hospital which showed that I was well rounded. I also did a little bit of music (well rounded).
ACT: 29 SAT: 1300 Female

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