Whitman College Visit Report by urmomgoes2colege
Visit to Whitman College in January 2009 by urmomgoes2colege(Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since October 29 2008 with 400 posts)
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Admissions Interview: No - I'm a junior now so they said not to sweat it yet and that they will come to my city in my senior year.
Information Session: Yes - The information session was very...informative... The lady was very nice and addressed many of my main concerns and inquiries about the college
Campus Tour: Yes - Was great, the lady who led it was cool and down to Earth, but also gave us plenty of information about the college and answered every question I had
Classroom Visit: Yes - Went to two classes - CORE and Sociology and the Body. Both rocked. The core prof wouldn't let me in on the discussion much, but the SOC prof treated me like I was a current student - he was tigh
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Campus Visit Notes for Whitman College
The first thing I noticed about Whitman is the one word I can use to best describe the college as a whole- ORGANIC. The girls (mostly) didn't wear make up, the guys (mostly) wore wrinkly T-shirts and jeans, and overall people seemed really genuine. There seem to be two types of people at Whitman- the laid back, chill and relaxed type and the overachiever, extraverted, talk to you all the time type. I found a fond liking of both.
My host was well prepared for my visit and got all his homework done early. I asked questions about Whitman to which he responded with some helpful and honest answers. After dinner we played ping pong and watched this one show with some other students about a family that has 17 kids or something, which was interesting.
I talked to many different current students and the overall consensus is that CORE SUCKS. However, I found a somewhat fond liking for the class, at least the discussion I was involved in, as the experience is basically a mixture of history, philosophy and English, which are like my three favorite topics.
The intramural sports = huge deal comments are totally true. Also, club sports. Kids serious about varsity, I wouldn't really reccomend this place for you. However, I much rather prefer sports to be laid back affairs anyway so this seems like the perfect college in terms of athletics for me.
Overall, my experience at Whitman was overwhelmingly positive. I am very much leaning towards it being my first choice (still deciding between Whitman and Cornell U as my first choice, but I'm pretty sure I'll end up choosing Whitman). Everything about the college fits what I want to achieve and what I aspire to be. My only complaint is that while I appreciate the small town factor, it would be nice if there was at least a Pizza Hut or Panda Express or something.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
My parents and I drove down there, with my dog, and my parents stayed in some hotel while I did my overnight visit. Forgot the hotels name but they were cool w/dogs if that matters to you.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
I live in Seattle, and found it best to just have my parents drive there and find a hotel, or you can just drive there yourself if you're old enough.