Walla Walla University

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School Overview

Walla Walla University, sometimes referred to as WWU, is a liberal arts university located in College Place, Washington, not far from Walla Walla. It offers a large selection of technical, professional and academic programs for aspiring students. The university was established in 1892, its current President is John McVay and it’s affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventists. The Edward F. Cross School of Engineering is professionally accredited by the ABET.

WWU offers over 36 bachelor’s degree, 7 master’s degrees, and one associate degree program.

Annual enrollment at WWU exceeds 1,500 students. The school is regionally accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and denominationally accredited by the Seventh-day Adventist Board of Regents.

The largest student organization at the university is the Associated Students of Walla Walla University, more commonly referred to as ASWWU. This organization is responsible for operating the yearly Mountain Ash publication (a collection of student art and photography), the The Collegian (the student newspaper), the Mask (a student directory), and an online radio station. Other clubs are sponsored by individual student dormitories (both boys and girls). The Omicron Pi Sigma (OPS) is the men’s dormitory club and the Aleph Gimel Ain (AGA) is the name of the women’s dormitory club.

WWU also sponsors a hockey team, “The Pack”, which competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association as well as other sports teams and organizations.

General Information

Admission Office

204 South College Avenue

College Place, WA 99324-3000

(509) 527-2327

(800) 541-8900

Fax: (509) 527-2397

Contact: Dallas Weis

Director for Admissions/International Student Advisor
Main Address

204 South College Avenue

College Place, WA 99324-3000

(800) 541-8900


Total undergrads: 1,563

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 315

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,555

Graduate enrollment: 237


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $21,114 $21,936 $22,794 $23,454 +2.90%
Books and Supplies $990 $1,014 $1,068 $1,068 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,116 $4,320 $5,010 $5,151 +2.81%
Other $2,901 $2,946 $3,045 $3,045 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,755 $5,055 $5,253 $5,151 -1.94%
Other $1,701 $1,746 $1,836 $3,045 +65.85%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $29,121 $30,216 $31,917 $32,718 +2.51%
In-state Off Campus $28,560 $29,751 $30,951 $32,718 +5.71%
In-state with Family $22,104 $22,950 $23,862 $24,522 +2.77%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $18,900
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,900
Out-of-state Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 295 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 290 94% $2,742,645 $9,457
• Federal grants 90 29% $409,726 $4,553
• Pell grants 90 29% $299,423 $3,327
• Other federal grants 86 28% $110,303 $1,283
State/local government grant or scholarships 33 11% $171,061 $5,184
Institutional grants or scholarships 289 93% $2,161,858 $7,480
Student loan aid 205 66% $1,483,874 $7,238
• Federal student loans 190 61% $1,109,823 $5,841
• Other student loans 82 26% $374,051 $4,562

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 272 143 6
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 16 3
Biochemistry 5
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 11 3
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 37 3
Business/commerce 37 3
Communication and Journalism Programs 10
Mass Communication/media Studies 8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2
Computing and Information Sciences 2
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science 2
Education 17 20
Education 20
Elementary Education and Teaching 14
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Engineering 36
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 2
Engineering 34
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 6
English Language and Literature 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 17
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
French Language and Literature 5
Spanish Language and Literature 11
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 59
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other 14
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 45
History 8
History 8
Human Services 13 111
Social Work 13 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Humanities/humanistic Studies 1
Mathematics and Statistics 8
Mathematics 8
Mechanics and Repairers 3 1
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 1 1
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other 2
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Physical Sciences 9
Chemistry 6
Physics 3
Psychology 6 9
Counseling Psychology 9
Psychology 6
Social Sciences
Theology and Religious Vocations 7
Theology/theological Studies 7
Transportation and Materials Moving 3
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew 1
Aviation/airway Management and Operations 2
Visual and Performing Arts 14 2
Art/art Studies 4
Graphic Design 6 2
Industrial and Product Design 3
Keyboard Instruments 1
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 98%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Science B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics A,B
Computer Programming – General A
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Data Processing Technology B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B


Biomedical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology B

Philosophy & Religion

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Walla Walla University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (509) 527-2615
Website: www.wallawalla.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: apply.wallawalla.edu
Address: 204 S College Ave, College Place, WA 99324-1198
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,831
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 62%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,611 (88% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $28,881
Out-of-state Tuition: $28,881
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $15,466

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Walla Walla University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Walla Walla University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 142
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 13
Education 34
Engineering 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 53
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 12
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 12
Visual and Performing Arts 27
Grand total 13509

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Walla Walla University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $28,881
Out-of-state $28,881
Books and supplies $990

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $22,953
Out-of-state $22,953

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 400 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 399 99% $15,466
Student loan aid 226 56% $7,672

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,459 88% $13,387
Federal student loans 930 56% $6,921

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Walla Walla University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Walla Walla University students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Walla Walla University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,831
Undergraduate enrollment 1,650
Graduate enrollment 181

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Walla Walla University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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