Whitman has recently introduced 4 year computer science major. We have not visited Walla Walla. All our information is based from the website and reading information about Whitman on college confidential.
My Daughter is interested in computer science program and we found Whitman as part of this research. Reason why we picked this is (a) Personal attention my daughter would get at this college (b) smaller classes (c) Interact with professors who are friendly and helpful. (d) Less selective compared to other colleges that we looked but still good (Harvey Mudd, Reed, Rose Hulman )
Some of the questions I have are
1. What is the difference getting a computer science degree from a liberal arts college vs a engineering school ?
2. Since Whitman's program is fairly new (I think they have introduced the major is 2016 or 2017) would there be any disadvantage in terms of job prospects or how potential employers would view it (in terms of getting internships or co-op or job).
3. At this point of time, my daugther is interested in getting a good education with strong fundamentals so she can apply and perform well at job. She has no plans of graduate study.
4. We really like Whitman but concerned that if we are missing something especially since we have not visited it. My daughter studies in India
Thanks for your time