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Whitworth Named to The Princeton Review’s “2022 Best in the West” List

September 2, 2021

Whitworth is one of the 126 best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review ( The education services company lists Whitworth in the Best in the West section of its "2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature

The feature recognizes a total of 655 colleges in five regions: the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West and International. The colleges on this list are located in 15 Western states. The schools in each region are listed in alphabetical order by school name and are not ranked.

The Princeton Review describes Whitworth as “a place where academics are challenging to the point that students are kept engaged, but not so hard as to make them feel helpless” and commends it for “offering a large number of off-campus opportunities, both within the United States and around the world.”

"We chose Whitworth and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their academics," says Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief. The company considered data from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, information from staff visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of college counselors and advisors whose perspectives the company solicits. "We also consider what students enrolled at the schools reported to us on our student survey about their campus experiences," Franek says.  

“Whitworth is committed to providing an excellent education to bright, engaged students,” says Greg Orwig, vice president for admissions & student financial services. “Being recognized year after year by The Princeton Review is particularly rewarding because they incorporate direct feedback from students, who are the primary focus of everything we do, inside and outside the classroom.” 

The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test prep, books and other student resources. Headquartered in New York, N.Y., it is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit and the company's Media Center. Follow the company on Twitter (@ThePrincetonRev) and Instagram (@theprincetonreview).

About Whitworth University:

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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