This springI had the opportunity to fly up to Washington and visit a couple of colleges in Spokane. My first college I visited was Whitworth University. Both of my sisters graduated from Whitworth University so it was fun for me to visit for two reasons — it was fun to go now as a consultant and it was also fun to visit my brother-in-law who now works at the University in the Alumni Relations/Development Office.
The mission of the University is to provide “an education of mind and heart” through rigorous and open intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Whitworth is affiliated with the Presbyterian denomination, but many different denominations and faiths are represented on the campus. Whitworth is know as being more layed back (in comparion to other Christian Universities) where students create their own dorm policies and rules.
Whitworth has over 100 different programs and majors (which is a lot for a Private Christian University). Their current enrollment is 2453 in undergraduate students and continues to grow 2-5% each year in students. Every time I visit Whitworth, there are new buildings — they are currently building a new Science hall that will open in Fall 2011.
Many different students would fit well on this campus. If you are interested in a faith-based University with competitvie academics, diverse study abroad options in Washington, Whitworth might be a great fit for you. Below are some of the pictures I took of the campus.
Below is the Admissions Office: