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The Princeton Review Names Whitworth One of the Best Universities in the West

August 5, 2019
Whitworth University has been chosen one of the best colleges/universities in the West by The Princeton Review.

The well-known education services company lists the university among its “Best in the West” recommended schools in its “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature.

Only 127 colleges in 15 Western states made the list this year. To access the list, click here.

The Princeton Review editors choose schools based on data the company collects from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits.

In this year’s profile, The Princeton Review writes, “Many find one of Whitworth’s greatest strengths [to be] its small class sizes, but overall the university simply provides a very supportive community with positive attitude.”  It also states “Whitworth places an emphasis on Christianity in the classroom and among professors as well. Students describe the faculty as wonderful, personable, extremely knowledgeable and always working independently to create meaningful relationships with students that prove to last beyond college.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized again by The Princeton Review as a best university in the West,” says Greg Orwig, Whitworth’s vice president for admissions and financial aid. “The Princeton Review highlights the very things Whitworth stands for including academic excellence, personal attention and opportunity to explore and grow in your Christian faith. We believe these things have contributed to a second consecutive year of record enrollment of incoming students from diverse backgrounds."

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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Greg Orwig, vice president for admissions and financial aid, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4580 or

Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509)777-4703 or