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Whitman for the non-stellar student?
My child was admitted to Whitman yesterday and is very excited. In many ways I think it's a great fit for her but.. My question is how is it for students who are not stellar academically? I'm looking at the stats on here for admitted students and she does not line up. I'm not sure exactly what got her in, though she does have some compelling pieces to her life experience, but as a parent I want to be sure I'm not sending her off to a school where she will struggle greatly or worse...fail. I'm not trying to be pessimistic but I do want to get a sense of how kids who aren't stellar academically do once they arrive on campus, and whether they are left in the dust or become part of that small % which does not return! love everything about the school, just want to be sure she's set up for success and not punching above her weight class...17 replies