You have big dreams.
Walla Walla University is here to get you there.
Under a big sky, surrounded by big family, filed by big opportunities—Walla Walla University is positioned to prepare you for your launch. We are committed to excellence in thought, generosity in service, beauty in expression, and faith in God. Here, nestled against the Blue Mountains of Southestern Washington state, you will pursue your academic career in a faith-friendly, community-oriented environment.
WWU students join a family when they decide to study here. Our small, private ,liberal arts university founded on the teachings and values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, fosters genuine connection. During the week we chase our curiosities to expand our knowledge and learn. On the weekend we play, rest, and worship together. You are made for this.
Expand your thinking.
Collaborate with world-class faculty at a fully-accredited university to expand your thinking and experience life-changing ideas that will inspire you to live the life you imagine. Learn in the context of faith from faculty who will prepare you to speak intelligently from a Christian perspective in a secularized world.
Study in action.
Expand your learning to the world outside the classroom. Explore the beautiful Puget Sound at WWU’s marine biology station. Discover artistic inspiration in the mountains and valleys surrounding WWU. Apply engineering theories in state-of-the-art hands-on lab settings.
This experiential learning environment will help you:
- Build confidence.
- Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- Expand interpersonal skills.
- Learn ways to think about the world.
Launch your career.
Our students start their careers at top companies and organizations across the country. We provide access to countless opportunities for experiential learning and career development including internships, co-ops, leadership on- and off-campus, community service, and more, giving our graduates a platform to launch into a successful and fulfilling career.
Connect with God
Grow in your walk with God. You’ll find a faith family at WWU where you can grow in your spiritual walk with support from the University Church, the School of Theology, the Chaplain’s Office, and caring faculty and staff. You’ll experience genuine community and interactions with others who are on a similar journey walking with God. Our mission is to magnify the love of Jesus in our hearts, on our campus, and to our world.
Engage in service.
Practicing kindness is part of the culture at WWU. Giving time and attention to the causes that matter most to you can make you happier, can relieve stress, and creates a better community for everyone to enjoy. Students at WWU volunteer for organizations such as the Blue Mountain Humane Society, the Christian Aid Center Rescue Mission, and Amnesty International. At WWU, you will find opportunities to use your unique skills and abilities in service that will help you grow and find a new sense of self-esteem while you relieve suffering and contribute to the wellbeing of others.
Love where you live.
It’s not just your research lab, it’s your outdoor paradise. The Pacific Northwest houses some of the greatest natural wonders of the world. It has also long attracted independent, motivated, and ambitious people like you. The kind of people who launched startups like Boeing, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Amazon, Microsoft, Zappos—you get the idea. In a clean, green paradise, our students enjoy proximity to both urban and remote adventure landscapes.
How you live on campus—where you eat, where you work out, how you spend your free time—is integral to your happiness and success in college. WWU supports you as a whole person through a range of on-campus services. Explore how we can help you thrive in college >
ASWWU—the Associated Students of Walla Walla University—is the highly active, organized, and vibrant community that works to improve the lives of all WWU students. ASWWU operates 10 departments and is the largest employer of students on campus. Working for ASWWU can help you gain experience and develop skills, such as project management, event planning, and fundraising, that will enhance your resume. You can also stretch and strengthen your leadership skills by running for an ASWWU office or by joining ASWWU Senate, the legislative branch of the student association. Learn more and get involved at aswwu.com >