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Walla Walla University (external link)

School Name and Address

Contact for more information

Walla Walla University
204 South College Avenue
College Place, WA 99324
Main telephone 509.527.2615
Website https://www.wallawalla.edu/ (external link)
Request more information https://wallawalla.edu/about-wwu/general-information/contact-information/ (external link)
Other sites Walla Walla University also has a nursing campus in Portland, Oregon; a marine sciences laboratory near Anacortes, Washington; and a Master of Social Work program in Billings and Missoula, Montana.

General Information (external link)

General information

Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Seventh-Day Adventist
Date founded 1892
Degrees offered Associate, Bachelor's, Master's
School accreditation Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
School mascot Wolves

School setting

Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Spokane
Population of city the school is in 31,350
Public transportation to campus Yes; on city bus line
Campus size 77 acres
County Walla Walla

School visits

Visitor information website https://wallawalla.edu/index.php?id=1425 (external link)
School visit availability Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; or Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Contact to set up school visit Guest Relations; 800.541.8900 or 509.527.2091; guestrelations@wallawalla.edu

Additional information

Students have the opportunity to serve as missionaries overseas or within the USA.

Student Body


Number of full time, freshmen men 196
Number of full time, freshmen women 190
Total number of full time freshmen 386
Number of part time, freshmen men 1
Number of part time, freshmen women 0
Total number of part time freshmen 1
Total number of freshmen men 197
Total number of freshmen women 190
Total number of freshmen 387
Number of full time, undergraduate men 795
Number of full time, undergraduate women 790
Total number of full time undergraduates 1,585
Number of part time, undergraduate men 63
Number of part time, undergraduate women 52
Total number of part time undergraduates 115
Total number of undergraduate males 858
Total number of undergraduate females 842
Total number of undergraduate students 1,700
Total enrollment 1,700

Racial-ethnic background of undergraduate students

American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 6%
Black 3%
Hispanic 15%
Multiracial Less than 1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Less than 1%
White 65%
Race/ethnicity unknown 5%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.

Out-of-state students

Percentage of students from out of state 62%

International students

Percentage of students from outside the US 2%

Age of students

Percentage of students 25 or older 6%

Costs (external link)

Annual costs for full-time undergraduate students
(Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 48 credits per year.)

In-state tuition $27,936
Out-of-state tuition $27,936
Fees $945
Books and supplies $990
Room and board (live on campus)* $7,665
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Cost information website https://wallawalla.edu/admissions/student-financial-services/financial-aid/estimated-expenses/ (external link)
Miscellaneous costs are estimated to be $1,944 per year.

Financial Aid (external link)

Contact for counseling or more information

Cassie Ragenovich
Director of Student Financial Services
Financial aid office website https://wallawalla.edu/admissions/student-financial-services/ (external link)
Scholarship list website https://wallawalla.edu/admissions/student-financial-services/financial-aid/scholarships/ (external link)

Applying for financial aid

Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) April 30

Financial aid awarded to undergraduates
(Financial aid data are for the 2017-2018 academic year.)

Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $23,436
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 98%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $4,180
Scholarship or grant $6,238
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $23,433
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 94%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,769
Scholarship or grant $7,091
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.

Who received financial aid

Number of freshmen who applied for aid 234
Number of freshmen who received aid 186
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 1,125
Number of undergraduates who received aid 955


Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 64%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $32,181

Financial aid programs at this school

Federal PLUS loans (for parents)
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized)
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized)
Institution loans (from the school)
Nursing loans
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships and grants
State-sponsored scholarships and grants
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics
School-sponsored scholarships in art
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics
Student employment
Work study

Admissions (external link)

Contact for more information

Dale Milam
Director for Admissions
Admissions office website https://wallawalla.edu/index.php?id=60 (external link)
Electronic application website https://apply.wallawalla.edu/ (external link)

Entrance difficulty

For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)

Last year's applicants

Number of male applicants who enrolled 197
Number of female applicants who enrolled 190
Total number of applicants who enrolled 387

Education required for admission

High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.

Application dates

Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.

Application requirements

Online application available https://apply.wallawalla.edu/ (external link)
Application fee $40
Submit these items:
High school GPA 2.5, required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students


Required exams SAT or ACT

Factors considered by schools when evaluating applicants

High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Important
Standardized test scores Considered
High school class rank Considered
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Not considered
Character/personal qualities Considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Not considered
Extracurricular activities Not considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered

Transfer student admissions

Admission requirements https://wallawalla.edu/admissions/steps-to-enrollment/ (external link)
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit

Credits accepted for transfer students

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject

Test scores of freshmen who enrolled at the school

ACT score
Under 12 8%
12 - 17 25%
18 - 23 40%
24 - 29 20%
30 - 36 6%

High school performance of students who enrolled at this school

Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.53

Undergraduate retention and graduation

Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 21%
Between four and five years 21%
Between five and six years 7%

Academics (external link)

Degrees offered


School catalog

School catalog website https://wallawalla.edu/index.php?id=1236 (external link)
Academic index website https://wallawalla.edu/academics/areas-of-study/ (external link)

Faculty and instruction

Academic calendar Quarters
Grading system Letter grade (A, B, etc.)
Number of faculty on campus 171
Student faculty ratio 15:1

Graduation requirements

Required number of credits for an associate degree 96 quarter hours
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 192 quarter hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement
Senior project requirement Depends on major

Attendance options

On-line/distance learning
Part time
Summer school

Optional academic programs

Double major
Freshman honors college
Graduate courses open to undergraduates
Honors program

Off-campus study

Domestic exchange available
Study abroad available
In these countries Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine

Alternative credit opportunities

Advanced Placement
Cooperative education
Independent study


Computer lab available to students
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms
Computer network can be accessed from off campus
Discount computer purchase plan available
Online registration for classes


Main library name Peterson Memorial Library

Sports (external link)

Intercollegiate and intramural sports available

Intercollegiate Intramural
Sport Men Women Men Women
Basketball Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cross-country running Yes Yes
Flag football Yes Yes
Football Yes Yes
Golf Yes Yes
Ice hockey Yes
Indoor hockey Yes Yes
Soccer Yes
Softball Yes Yes
Table tennis Yes Yes
Ultimate Frisbee Yes Yes
Volleyball Yes Yes Yes
$ indicates scholarships offered. For intercollegiate sports, the division is given when that information is available. “Yes” is used if a sport is offered, but the school has not specified the division. “Club” indicates intercollegiate competition is at the club level. For intramural sports, “Yes” indicates a sport is available.

Athletic association membership

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
Sports website URL http://uwolves.com/index.aspx (external link)

Student Life (external link)

Student activities

Choral groups
Drama or theater groups
Student government
Campus Ministries

Clubs and associations

Largest clubs and organizations on campus Associated Students of Walla Walla University, Campus Ministries, Village Club, OPS Club (Men's residence hall club), AGA Club (women's residence hall club)
Student clubs and associations website https://www.wallawalla.edu/campus-life/ (external link)

Housing (external link)

Contact for more information

509.527.2111 (men); 509.527.2531 (women)
Housing office website https://wallawalla.edu/campus-life/student-life/residential-life-housing/residence-hall-housing/ (external link)

Campus housing

Percentage of students who live on campus 72%
School owns or operates housing
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Junior
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Men only, women only
Housing is available for students with disabilities
Dorms require a key or code to enter

Campus housing for graduate students

School owns or operates housing for Married graduate students, single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing availability for married graduate students First come, first served

Student Services

Academic services for all students

Remedial education courses

Health and legal services available on campus for all students

Health clinic
Low-cost health insurance
Psychological counseling

Other services for all students


Services for students with disabilities

Sue Huett
509.527.2366 (Voice), 509.527.2922 (TDD)
Disabilities services website https://www.wallawalla.edu/resources/student-support-services/student-development-center/disability-support-services/ (external link)
Services for students with learning disabilities

Campus security

24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel
Late night transport service

Career Services

Contact for more information

David Lindstrom
Career services website https://www.wallawalla.edu/resources/student-support-services/student-development-center/career-services/ (external link)

Career services offered

Alumni networking and mentoring
Career counseling
Career interest testing
Career library
Job bank
Job fairs
Job interview preparation
Job interviews
On campus recruitment by employers
Placement assistance
Résumé preparation assistance

Graduate Study (external link)

Contact for more information

Pamela Cress
Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies
Graduate school website https://wallawalla.edu/academics/grad-studies/ (external link)


Number of undergraduate men 858
Number of undergraduate women 842
Total number of undergraduate students 1,700
Total enrollment 1,700

Costs for full-time graduate students
(Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 39 credits per year.)

In-state tuition* $24,687
Out-of-state tuition* $24,687
Fees $195
Books and supplies $1,650
* Tuition may vary by program
Tuition is $633 per quarter hour.

Graduate admissions

Admission requirements Varies by program; see https://wallawalla.edu/admissions/apply-to-wwu/graduate-students/graduate-admission-requirements/ (external link) for more information.
Application fee $50

Educational programs (external link)

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