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Walla Walla University Facts

Founded: 1892

Colors: Orange and green

Mascot: Wolves

President: John McVay


  • Main campus - College Place, Wash.
  • School of Nursing campus - Portland, Ore.
  • Marine biology station - Anacortes, Wash.
  • School of Social Work and Sociology campuses - Missoula and Billings, Montana

Enrollment profile 2015:

  • Undergraduate: 1654
  • Graduate and professional: 184
  • Total: 1838
  • Male/female ratio: 46%/54%
  • Ethnic diversity: 26.48%
  • First-time freshmen from out of state (excluding international students): 67%
  • Total undergraduates from out of state (excluding international students): 64%*
    *May not be completely accurate because some students claim their local school address as home.
  • First-time freshmen average high school grade point average: 3.56
  • Largest undergraduate programs: nursing, engineering, business, biology, and education.
  • Undergraduate students in university housing: 75%

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Academic profile 2015:

  • Calendar: Quarter system (fall, winter, spring, summer)
  • Instructional faculty: 108 full-time, 64 part-time
  • Freshmen retention rate: 77%
  • Degrees offered:

    • Associate of Science Degree
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
    • 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 Science (MS)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW)

  • Study abroad programs offered in: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, Ukraine
  • Six-year graduate rate: 50%


  • Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Washington State board of Education for Teacher Certification


  • Varsity teams:

    • Women's basketball, fast-pitch softball, golf, and volleyball
    • Men's basketball, golf, and soccer

    Associate members of the National Association of Interscholastic Athletics

  • Member, United States Collegiate Athletics Association and Pacific Coast Athletics Conference (men's basketball)
  • Intramurals in floor hockey, football, basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball

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Last update on January 23, 2017