Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission to provide "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 2,300 students and offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs. In recent years, Whitworth has enjoyed record levels of student enrollment and retention, the strongest financial position in the university's history, and increased external visibility.
Whitworth University is a private, residential, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university'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.
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.
Whitworth University is a place of fearless inquiry. A place where faculty scholars conduct research with students, and meet them for coffee to talk about life. Where chapel isn’t required, but is often standing room only. Rooted in the grace and truth of Christian faith, we bring open minds and hearts together to equip students to serve and succeed in a diverse and evolving world.
At Whitworth you’ll find a confident yet unpretentious community. Choose from more than 100 majors and programs, or design your own major based on your academic interest and career goals. Our active student life and residence hall programs get you involved, inspire you to lead and help you grow. Between our 21 NCAA III sports, 50+ clubs, music ensembles, active student government, and more, you won’t have a hard time staying busy and engaging in the community.
Students choose Whitworth because they want to learn – not just facts, but how to think. This positions them well for today’s evolving job market because they know how to adapt to change, ask questions that lead to innovation, and serve and lead in a diverse world. They are the candidates employers are looking for. In fact, 86 percent of Whitworth graduates are employed or in grad school within nine months of graduation. Combined with high participation in internships and research projects, as well as in community service, Whitworth grads are ready not just for their first job, but for new opportunities throughout their lives.