If you're not afraid to ask big questions and search for truth wherever it's found; if you want an outstanding education in a supportive Christian community where even the president knows you; if you're serious about preparing for a successful career with purpose; and if a beautiful campus of brick buildings (stately on the outside, state-of-the-art on the inside), broad lawns and tall pines in the picturesque Pacific Northwest sounds like your idea of college heaven, look no further. Whitworth University is for you.

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
  • 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 2021 who participate in a qualified 2020-21 on-campus visit or two virtual visit programs are eligible to receive a one-time, $1,000 Visit Scholarship to cover tuition. Visit programs include 20+ Why Whitworth Days throughout the year, Transfer Visit Days, Fall Pirate Preview for seniors and transfers, Honors Scholarship Weekend, Multicultural Visit Program (MVP), and Bucs Bound (our admitted students weekend). Check out www.whitworth.edu/visit for more info.

I have been able to thrive here with the support of everyone around me. My professors have become my mentors and elders that I can talk to when I need advice, and the friends that I have made have become my second family – I can call Whitworth home.

Misikir Wondaferahu Adnew, Health science and community health double major, 2019
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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