Review of Whitworth University

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Rating: StarStarStarStarStar_gray By: Brittney G., Alum Posted: September 21, 2010

My review

The Good:

The absolute best thing about Whitworth is the faculty - every professor who works there cares about their students, put together challenging and interesting courses, and makes themselves accessible. Each one fully lives out the mission of the college and that in turn lends to the overall atmosphere on the campus of being in a place of true learning.

The school also has a great student leadership program. They do a fantastic job of helping freshmen transition in and feel at home, and they provide many opportunities for leadership experiences in the dorms, clubs, and student government.

The Bad:

The only downside, in my opinion, is its location in Spokane, WA. The university itself has become very involved with the community, but in general Spokane is a small city with not a lot to do on a Saturday night. If you like being in smaller towns, near lots of wildlife and outdoors activity, then you'll think its the perfect location. But if you're looking for the culture of Boston, New York City, or San Francisco, then you'll be disappointed. The campus itself is situated on the outskirts of Spokane on a beautiful plot of pine trees - its absolutely gorgeous. However, some of my classmates felt that we were too isolated from reality, being so far outside of the hub of the city.

Would I do it again?

Yes, I would absolutely, 100% choose Whitworth if I had to do it again. Their mission to educate both the mind and heart, to raise up citizens who weren't just trying to get rich or famous, but who would realize their connection to their community and world and contribute to both was exactly the mission I was looking for in a university. The professors and classes were incredible, and I felt like my degree encompassed so much more than academic acheivement - it included figuring out my passions and interests, developing my life goals, and learning how to build meaningful relationships.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Reputation

The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.

Professors are generally Inspiring

The night life is Off Campus

Every student at this school needs a frisbee

Most students spend their Saturday nights actually, no idea. i wasn't much of a party-er.

About the reviewer

Went to Skyline High School in Idaho Falls, ID

Favorite class is Introduction to Political Economy

Favorite professor is Michael LeRoy

Favorite activity is Movie Night in the Loop

Another awesome thing is Guest lecture series

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? do very well in high school and on college entrance exams

I wish I knew can't think of anything

Preparation for the workforce

Time needed to find a job post-graduation 1-6 months

 
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