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Walla Walla University Facts

Founded: 1892

Colors: Orange and green

Mascot: Wolves

President: John McVay

Locations:

  • 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 2016:

  • Undergraduate: 1,700
  • Graduate and professional: 194
  • Total: 1,894
  • Male/female ratio: 47.6%/52.4%
  • Undergraduate ethnic diversity: 31.4%
  • First-time freshmen from out of state (excluding international students): 69%
  • Total undergraduates from out of state (excluding international students): 62%*
    *May not be completely accurate because some students claim their local school address as home.
  • First-time freshmen average high school grade point average: 3.53
  • Largest undergraduate programs: nursing, engineering, business, biology, and education.
  • Undergraduate students in university housing: 75%

Estimated costs for current year

Academic profile 2016:

  • Calendar: Quarter system (fall, winter, spring, summer)
  • Instructional faculty: 100 full-time, 71 part-time
  • Freshmen retention rate: 81.39%
  • 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, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, United Kingdom, Ukraine
  • Six-year graduate rate: 47%

Accreditations:

  • 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 degree program, Bachelor of Arts degree Business Administration program) 
  • 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) 
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (Bachelor of Science Nursing program) 
  • National Association of Schools of Music 
  • Washington State Board of Education for Teacher Certification 

Athletics:

  • Member institution of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Varsity teams:

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

  • Member, Cascade Collegiate Conference
  • Intramural sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball and much more!

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Last update on May 25, 2017