Whitworth University is a private, liberal arts institution located in Spokane, Washington on a 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines that offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. Since 1890, Whitworth has stayed true to its founding mission to provide “an education of mind and heart” through rigorous and open intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Whitworth enrolls nearly 3,000 students in traditional undergraduate programs in a variety of academic disciplines. More than $110 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new science facility, a center for the visual arts, residence halls, a fitness center and several outdoor athletics facilities. Whitworth’s newest addition is Cowles Music Center, a significantly renovated and expanded music facility, dedicated in fall 2016.
In 2016, Whitworth maintained the No. 3 position in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of the best regional university values in the West. For the 16th consecutive year, Whitworth also ranked one of the top 10 of 118 master's-level universities in a 15-state region of the Western United States. Kiplinger's consistently recognizes Whitworth as a top-rated institution along with some of the country’s most elite schools, based on the university’s high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, excellent student-to-faculty ratio and on-campus resources, and overall great value. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and a small, intimate classroom setting where 83 percent of classes enroll fewer than 30 students.
Main CampusSpokane, Washington, United States0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in SpokaneLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Whitworth's campus of first-rate facilities and tall pines offers a beautiful, friendly and secure environment for exploring academic life and American culture. Students can enjoy a championship-winning athletics program, more than 40 clubs, and numerous opportunities to get involved. Whitworth has a thriving international club, which plans activities and excursions throughout the year and hosts a spectacular banquet each November, and about 65 percent of Whitworth’s students live on campus in residential halls. The university is located in the greater metropolitan area of Spokane, which is the largest city between Minneapolis and Seattle and the hub of the Inland Northwest region. Spokane offers an ideal climate, an active downtown, nearby mountains featuring ski resorts and summer water sports, a friendly atmosphere and thriving community life. If you study for a full academic year, or during the university's January term, it is possible to take skiing, snowboarding and ice skating for course credit.