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Walla Walla University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education founded in 1892. A fully-accredited institution, WWU offers more than 100 areas of study in professional and technical programs and the liberal arts. 

The headquarters of WWU is located on an 83-acre campus in College Place situated in the Walla Walla Valley in Southeastern Washington state. The university also operates four satellite campuses, including a School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, a marine biology station near Anacortes, Washington, and School of Social Work and Sociology campuses in Missoula and Billings, Montana. Learn more about WWU.

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Top financial aid ranking

WWU ranked #28 among four-year institutions in U.S.

LendEDU has ranked Walla Walla University 28th on their list of Best Colleges for Financial Aid out of the 829 four-year institutions in the United States analyzed. 

WWU was also rated number one in Washington state for each of the following categories: overall financial aid, need-based financial aid, non-need-based financial aid, and international student financial aid.

The ratings were calculated using the categories of financial aid offered to international students (weighted 6%), non-need-based financial aid (weighted 34%), and need-based financial aid (weighted 60%). The emphasis was placed on need-based financial aid because those are the students that require the majority of help with paying for college.

LendEDU is a personal finance information site that conducts in-depth research on financial products and topics, one of which being student loans and financial aid. 

See the full list of rankings at

Posted Nov. 13, 2020.

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WWU also was ranked number one in the state of Washington.

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2020-2021 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

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2019 Christmas concert: Visitors

Life. Together.

All great stories must begin somewhere. Ours begins where the air is clear and where ideas, energy, and people do life—together.

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University magazine

Westwind, the magazine of Walla Walla University, is published three times a year (March, July, and November) to share news and information about WWU with alumni, parents of current students, and other friends of the university. 

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