Whitman College Visit Report by birdhouse
Visit to Whitman College in October 2008 by birdhouse(Student, HS Class of 2009)
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Admissions Interview: Yes - Very informal. I think I did okay though they only told me I had an interview the day before. ~45 minutes.
Information Session: Yes - Shortened version. Didn't learn much.
Campus Tour: Yes - Tour guide was pretty good and informative, but went over time limit and didn't get to see a few places.
Classroom Visit: Yes - Went to two classes - the required CORE and "America in Vietnam." CORE had a decent discussion, but some didn't talk at all. The other was a lecture; boring, but students seemed to like
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Campus Visit Notes for Whitman College
I went with the diversity scholarship group and participated in the Fall visitors' day. Pretty fun overall and campus was a plus, but something didn't click with me.
It was colder than I thought; since I hail from California, I'm not used to seasons. Apparently it rains randomly, and did so a bit on Thursday night.
The people there are generally very kind and enthusiastic about Whitman. The host, her dormmates, my tour guide were always waving at people they knew on campus.
Whitman doesn't have much ethnic diversity. It becomes very noticeable. Plus Walla Walla was very rural-feeling (more than an hour's drive to and from Pasco had only farmland and factory scenery). Most people in the group I spoke with are still planning to apply though, just because the Whitman atmosphere was warm and welcoming.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Heard Prentiss has the nicest food; the other two dining halls have the same kitchen and same food. I heard that food wasn't so great. Didn't go out to Walla Walla, so can't comment.