Walla Walla University

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204 S. College Avenue

College Place, WA 99324-1198

Phone: (800) 541-8900
2012-2013 Tuition
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#38 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Walla Walla University is a private institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,710, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Walla Walla University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 38. Its tuition and fees are $24,900 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1892, Walla Walla University is a private university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. With more than 1,900 students of diverse backgrounds in attendance, WWU is fully accredited and offers more than 100 areas of study in liberal arts, professional, and technical programs. Shaped by its core Christian values, WWU offers a tradition of exceptional education.The largest undergraduate programs are business, education, and engineering. Graduate programs in education, biology, and social work are also offered. Located on a 55-acre campus in College Place, Wash., WWU also operates a School of Nursing in Portland, Ore., and a marine laboratory on the Puget Sound near Anacortes, Wash. A graduate social work program is offered in Missoula and Billings, Mont. Walla Walla University presents to students the unique opportunity to serve as a student missionary overseas or within North America. More than 40 percent of WWU students live in campus housing, establishing a full schedule of extra-curricular activities.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1892
Religious affiliation Seventh-day Adventist
Academic calendar quarter
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $17,660,319


When applying to Walla Walla University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Walla Walla University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.4 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 74.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Walla Walla University is 13:1. The most popular majors at Walla Walla University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Education; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.8 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 22%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Engineering 10%
Education 6%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%

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Student Life

Walla Walla University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,710, with a gender distribution of 50.2 percent male students and 49.8 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus. Walla Walla University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,940
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Walla Walla University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Walla Walla University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Walla Walla University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $24,900 (2012-13)
Room and board $5,853 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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