China Liberal Arts College Tour

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College (惠特曼学院) 成立于1883年,校园占地117英亩,所位于的华盛顿州的瓦拉瓦拉市风景如画。该校是华盛顿州第二所被选入美国大学优等生荣誉学会(Phi Betta Kappa)的院校,师生比例约为9:1。惠特曼学院共有45个学科专业,亦有许多与综合大学的合作项目,包括与加州理工的工程与计算机项目,以及和哥伦比亚大学法学院的法学项目等。学校以其优秀的教学,自然质朴的美国西北部文化,和各领域积极投入的学者而闻名。惠特曼也是美国第一所要求学生完成所学专业的“综合性考试”才能毕业的院校,尽管“综合性考试”因学生的不同专业而异,一般考试包括一篇毕业论文,书面考试和口语考试。

Whitman College is a private institution that was founded in 1883. In 1919 Whitman became the second college or university in Washington to be selected for a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. It is renowned for combining academic excellence, an unpretentious Northwest culture, and an engaging community. In addition to the 45 departmental majors offered at Whitman, students can earn a combination undergraduate/graduate degree at select prestigious universities across the country, such as Caltech, Columbia and Duke, etc. The college is the first school in the United States to require senior comprehensive exams for graduation. These exams vary depending on the students' primary focus of study, but commonly include some combination of a senior thesis, written examination, and oral examination.