Walla Walla University Facts

Founded: 1892

Colors: Orange and green

Mascot: Wolves

President: John McVay


  • Main campus - College Place, WA
  • School of Nursing campus - Portland, OR
  • Marine biology station - Anacortes, WA
  • School of Social Work and Sociology campuses - Missoula and Billings, MT

Enrollment profile 2018:

  • Undergraduate: 1,655
  • Graduate and professional: 201
  • Total: 1,855
  • Male/female ratio: 47%/53%
  • Ethnic diversity: 27%
  • Ethnic diversity (2001-2017 average): 28%
  • First-time freshmen from out of state (excluding international students): 59%
  • Total undergraduates from out of state (excluding international students): 65%*
    *May not be completely accurate because some students claim their local school address as home.
  • First-time freshmen average high school grade point average: 3.55
  • Largest undergraduate programs: nursing, engineering, business, biology, and education.
  • Undergraduate students in university housing: 75%

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Academic profile 2018:

  • Calendar: Quarter system (fall, winter, spring, summer)
  • Instructional faculty: 100 full-time, 71 part-time
  • Freshmen retention rate: 84%
  • Degrees offered:
    • Associate of Science Degree
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
    • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
    • Bachelor of Music (BMus)
    • Bachelor of Science (BS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)
    • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
    • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
    • Master of Education (MEd)
    • Master of Initial Teaching (MIT)
    • Master of Science (MS)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Study abroad programs offered in: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom
  • Six-year graduate rate: 59%


  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 
  • Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities (Adventist Accrediting Association) 
  • programs accredited by 
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degrees)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program) 
  • Council on Social Work Education (Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degree programs) 
  • Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (Bachelor of Science Nursing Program) 
  • National Association of Schools of Music 
  • Washington State Board of Education for Teacher Certification 


  • Member institution of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Varsity teams:
    • Women's basketball, cross country, golf, and volleyball
    • Men's basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer
  • Member, Cascade Collegiate Conference
  • Intramural sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball and much more!

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