Whitman College Reviews of Bachelor's in Economics

  • 5 Reviews
  • Walla Walla (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $58,622
75% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Economics

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  • Reviewed: 4/8/2024
  • Degree: Economics
"Whitman professors are easy to talk to and highly qualified. I often meet with my professors to ask questions from class and just talk about my reflections on what we're learning. To me, small classes means more discussion, participation, and sense of shared learning. I really like my politics classes right now. Recently, we had an indigenous activist Zoom in and give a very informative lecture for my Politics of Indigeneity class. Interesting clubs and chances to volunteer. I helped out with weeding to support native plants on campus this past weekend. I'm looking forward to volunteering at a kids science night at the local elementary next week and attending the Salmon Film Festival. I think a lot of students care about the environmental and place-based learning, which the college does a great job supporting. My environmental science class had lots of field trips to see the salmon hatchery, collect water samples, and observe river restoration."
  • Reviewed: 3/21/2018
  • Degree: Economics
"I am very happy with the undergraduate experience Whitman has given me. I've grown immensely as a critical thinker, writer, and problem solver while studying under incredibly bright, friend, and invested faculty. I definitely recommend Whitman to anyone with a broad range of academic interests. Also, I've grown to love the slow-paced lifestyle of Walla Walla and small campus community at Whitman! Although Whitman takes a very liberal-arts-style approach to skills taught in the classroom (which will absolutely challenge you), there are also plenty of opportunities for professional and hard-skill growth at Whitman too (you just need to be assertive, reach out yourself and take advantage of these opportunities). For students interested in computer science, math or finance like myself, I recommend participating in the Whitman Investment Company, the Whitman Innovation Network, an independent study, research with a professor, or come up with some side project of your own in which a professor will surely be happy to assist you. The student engagement (career) center works very hard to connect motivated students with alumni/employers with internship and job opportunities, and even offers stipends to students who land unpaid internship opportunities. Personally, I had a great summer internship experience last year with a company I found through the student engagement center."
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2013
  • Degree: Economics
"As a liberal arts institution you are exposed to other disciplines which ultimately enrich your education"
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2013
  • Degree: Economics
"Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Maybe not, I got a little disillusioned with my major by the end of my four years.What advice can you offer other students?It is helpful to have some idea of what you want to do before you go into college so that you can best choose courses that will later help you further your career."
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2013
  • Degree: Economics
"While I loved my time at Whitman (beautiful campus, challenging academics, great college experience), I found my degree itself did not help give me any valuable knowledge or experience for a career other than critical thinking. The only way in which going to Whitman helped me in the job application process is name recognition because the employer knew Whitman is a good school. Another issue I found while attending Whitman is that although the professors are extremely intelligent, some were not the best instructors. That being said, the dorms are beautiful, the library is open 24/7, and there's a fantastic health center. Not to mention, if you're into outdoorsy things, they've got a great outdoor program with a large rental shop for outdoor trips."