Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University, which was originally established in 1892 as the Walla Walla College, achieved university status in 2007. Popularly referred to as WWU, the university's main campus is situated on 55 acres in College Place, Washington. It also operates several extension campuses in Montana and the Pacific Northwest.

WWU offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Bachelor's degrees in science and engineering are provided through the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering. Graduate courses are available in the fields of biology, education, counseling psychology, and social work.

Students of WWU participate in sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer, and softball. The men's teams are nicknamed the Wolves, while the women's teams are called the Lady Wolves. The university also sponsors various clubs and organizations like the Aleph Gimel Ain, Backpacking Club, Music Club, Paintball Club, and Theology Club. In addition, the students publish an on-campus newspaper called "The Collegian".

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Contacting Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University
204 S College Ave
College Place , WA 99324-1198
General Phone: (509) 527-2615

Walla Walla University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Family and Social Work113social work
Business and Management57business
Nursing and Emergency Medicine49registered nursing
Education and Teaching32education, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Engineering29engineering, biomedical engineering
Science28biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, physics
Liberal Arts23French language, Spanish language, Biblical languages, English, humanities, sociology, history
Media21communication studies, mass communication
Therapy and Counseling14psychology
Religion and Philosophy10religion, theology
Medicine7medical preparatory
Design6graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Engineering Technician6industrial tech, industrial production tech, automotive tech
Art Studies5art studies
Music4music, music performance, music pedagogy
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Transportation2aviation tech

Number of programs and degrees for Walla Walla University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree29337
Associate's degree65
Master's degree1194

Walla Walla University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Walla Walla University had a total enrollment of 1,829 students (1,805 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 3%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 6%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 26%
20-21 29%
22-24 25%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Walla Walla University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %

Walla Walla University Room and Board (2007)

Walla Walla University offers campus housing for 1,223 of its 1,805 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of College Place, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Walla Walla University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470600
SAT Math450590
ACT Verbal1826
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT51%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Walla Walla University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,936
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,936
Room and board $ 4,320
Room charge $ 2,655
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,665
Books and supplies $ 1,014
Other expenses $ 2,946

Financial Aid:
Walla Walla University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 379900)

Walla Walla University Faculty

Walla Walla University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year44$54,74319$55,201
Associate professoracademic year19$52,97911$54,206
Assistant professoracademic year12$50,11515$51,485
Instructoracademic year5$46,8292*
All faculty totalacademic year80$53,13547$53,426

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Walla Walla University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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