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Whitman College Class of 2023

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Replies to: Whitman College Class of 2023

  • 2023coloradokid2023coloradokid Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    About 11000 but I’m wondering if it ends up being “one or the other” and we would have gotten the same total regardless.

    4.0 unweighted, 1570 SAT, 8 AP’s with a score of 5; varsity athlete, plus tons of leadership and community service - 25k total merit (very nice and we’re grateful) but no Garret Sherwood scholarship. She was hoping to be in the running for that. So I was wondering if the “raise me” route hurt her chances at the “big prize.” Oh well, probably never know for sure! Congrats to everyone.
  • seabayseabay Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    My son got in! No merit money unfortunately but a yes is a yes! Congrats to all!!
  • lucyg19lucyg19 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    I was hoping for the Garrett Sherwood as well. Maybe they send out interview invites later?
  • Turquoise52Turquoise52 Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    edited February 28
    My daughter got in, too. 3.4 GPA, 1290 SAT. Strong extracurriculars. No merit, none expected with her stats.
  • Scot2001Scot2001 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    My son got in too. GPA UW 3.5 SAT 1350. OOS Merit aid $12k.
  • holdenc12holdenc12 Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    Waitlisted. International looking for a full ride.
  • threekidscollegethreekidscollege Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    edited February 28
    My daughter got in. UW 4.0, lots of AP classes and good course rigor. 29 ACT so I guess this was the big weakness. I thought she had a strong essay. Numerous ECs. $8,000 music but only $4,000 Merit. Ouch! I realize this school is more selective than her others, but the difference in merit aid is notable.
  • lucyg19lucyg19 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    edited February 28
    Does anyone know anything about vouchers for accepted students days?
  • surfidahosurfidaho Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Son was accepted! $15,000 Achievement Scholarship. 3.8 UW/4.2 W. 1460 SAT, 32 ACT, 10 AP's. Student athlete. Lot's of community service and leadership.
  • rmsdadrmsdad Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    D2 was accepted with $7.5k Achievement, $10.5k RaiseMe
    4.0 UW / 4.5 W, Ranked 1/200+, 1530 SAT, 5 AP's (two 5's & two 3's),

    The need based aid package (compared to the one D1 was offered 4 years ago) is 5k less while expenses are $10k more. That $15k difference in need based aid is a bit disappointing - especially considering our income is considerably lower than 4 year ago.
  • throwaway123465throwaway123465 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited March 1
    Accepted with $25K per year in merit aid (Academic Achievement Scholarship)!! 3.99 UW (my school doesn't weight), 1580 SAT, 800/780/770 SAT IIs, 6 5s on AP tests. Lots of community service (Eagle Scout), multiple leadership positions in school clubs, and regional/state-level awards in journalism and jazz.

    Does anyone know how common it is for them to give out a 25k merit scholarship? It would be a huge privilege to go to Whitman, but I am curious about what this might mean for my chances at more selective institutions.
  • kate325kate325 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Daughter accepted with $25K merit. Very strong grades, test scores, and course rigor. We love Whitman!
  • seabayseabay Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    Has anyone found Whitman to be creative in coming up with aid or financial solutions? They talk about how affordable the school is but it seems their merit aid is toughest to come by. Am I missing something?
  • whidbeyite2002whidbeyite2002 Registered User Posts: 175 Junior Member
    seabay, I tried really hard not to join College Confidential unless I might be able to help. The families I know who have or have had children at Whitman have received generous financial aid packages, including us. I think it cannot hurt to contact Whitman’s Financial Aid office to see if your child missed out on one of the special merit scholarships. We didn’t know about the theatre scholarship, for example. Also, you might share with them another college’s package you received. This helped one friend’s family negotiate a better package (at another school). Good luck! By all accounts I have heard, Whitman is a great school for the right student.
  • whidbeyite2002whidbeyite2002 Registered User Posts: 175 Junior Member
    throwaway, my sense is Whitman doesn’t give out $25,000 unless a student is very attractive and they believe will be a great asset to their student body. Your child has really impressive achievements. I wonder how my daughter is going fare with the more selective colleges, too.
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