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Whitworth University

Whitworth University is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Spokane, Washington, United States, that offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a variety of academic disciplines.

Location

Address
300 W Hawthorne Rd
City
Spokane
State
WA
Zip/Post Code
99251

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2358
Total Graduate enrollment
220
In State Tuition Fees
35320
Out State Tuition Fees
35320
ACT Score
29
SAT Score
1310
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.8
Male Female Ratio
41:59
Acceptance Rate
74%
Student Faculty Ratio
11:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Presbyterian Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Pirate
Colors
Black Crimson
Conference
Northwest
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

In 1883 founder George F. Whitworth established the Sumner Academy in Sumner, a small town in Washington Territory.� The school was incorporated in 1890 as Whitworth College.� In 1899, the college moved to Tacoma.� When a Spokane developer offered land just before World War I, the college moved once more. In September 1914 classes were held for the first time in Spokane. In 1942, Whitworth merged with Spokane Junior College when the latter shut down due to financial difficulties during World War II.

College Specialty

Specialty

Whitworth University is a private, residential, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and the heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. This mission is carried out by a community of Christian scholars committed to excellent teaching and to the integration of faith and learning.

Alumni

Alumni

Michael Allan (2007) was drafted as a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs Richard Carr, Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Air Force Richard Cizik (1973), vice president for governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals, was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2008 Philip W. Eaton (1965), former president of Seattle Pacific University Sia Figiel, Samoan novelist Edward Kienholz, American Pop Art installation artist Michael K. Le Roy, President of Calvin College Stephen C. Meyer (1980), executive officer and co-founder of the Discovery Institute, a Seattle based think tank promoting the inclusion of Intelligent Design in the biological sciences, and one-time philosophy professor at Whitworth. David Myers (1964), social psychologist and author Ralph Polson, former NBA player Mike Riley (1977, Master's Degree), Oregon State football coach Trevor St. John, American actor on One Life to Live Ray Stone (1951), former Mayor of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, bachelor's completed in 1951; master's degree from Whitworth in 1952. Ray Washburn (1961), pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1961�1969) and the Cincinnati Reds (1970) Austin Washington, who was All-NWC his freshman year before transferring to Gonzaga University, now plays for the Chicago Fire

Campus

Campus

Suburban 200 acres (809,371 m�)

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