Becoming a Whitworth Pirate means joining a family. At Whitworth, you will find a caring Christian community ready to support you and mentor you, no matter your faith background. A place where you belong, and where you matter. A community set apart by the relationships we share, bound together through our mutual commitment to ask tough questions, engage diverse perspectives and search fearlessly for answers wherever they may be found. This is where the best learning happens. Through these connections and experiences, our graduates are equipped to become who they are meant to be, in their careers and in their communities, and throughout their lives.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Army ROTC
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Students who haven't received their high school diploma, or taken any college courses since receiving their high school diploma, should submit the first-year application. Whitworth University seeks well-rounded, academically qualified students who are equipped to succeed in our challenging and supportive environment. It's free to apply to Whitworth. Student with transcripts from accredited high school or college courses (i.e. Running Start) have the option not to submit test scores with their application. Student who have only attended non-accredited homeschool programs or who received competency-based grades with no cumulative GPA are required to submit a test scores. Application deadlines are Nov. 15 (Early Action I), Jan. 15 (Early Action II) and March 1 (Regular Admission).


Students who have taken college courses after receiving their high school/secondary school diploma should submit the transfer application. Our transfer students come from two-year colleges, other private liberal arts colleges and larger public universities. But from the moment you arrive on campus you are a part of the Whitworth community, and we value your unique perspective and contributions to the classroom and to campus life. Application deadlines are Jan. 15 (Early Action I), March 1 (Early Action II) and July 1 (Regular Admissions) for fall semester and Dec. 1 for spring semester.

Additional Information

After we receive your application, we will email you instructions on how to check your application's status. If you don't receive an email within two weeks of submitting your application, please call the Whitworth Admissions Office at 509.777.4786 to receive instructions for accessing your application status page.

Whitworth reviews applications on a "rolling" basis. After all of your application materials are received and processed by the Whitworth Admissions Office, you should receive your admissions decision within three weeks or less.

Visit us

We can't wait for you to experience life at Whitworth. Incoming first-years and transfers enrolling in fall 2022 who participate in a qualified 2021-22 campus visit event are eligible to receive a one-time, $1,000 Visit Scholarship to cover tuition. Visit programs include 20+ Why Whitworth Days throughout the year, Fall Pirate Preview for seniors and transfers, Honors Scholarship Weekend, Multicultural Visit Program (MVP), Bucs Bound (our admitted students weekend), and more. Check out for more info.

I attended Whitworth blindly. I had this special tug in my heart that at the time I did not know what it was. Maybe it was the trees, maybe it was the squirrels, but I later learned it was God pulling me to a place filled with people who know and love him as well. He led me 3,000 miles away from Hawaii to come to Whitworth, which I later found out has one of the top education programs in Washington

Jenelle Aoki, Education major, 2022
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Admissions, 300 W Hawthorne Rd
Spokane, WA 99251, United States of America

Phone number

(509) 777-4786