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Academics

Walla Walla University is a “Seventh-Day Adventist institution of higher education dedicated to excellence in thought, generosity in service, beauty in expression, and faith in God.” It offers undergraduates an “education of mind, body, and spirit” through “a wide range of degree [programs] in a semi-liberal Christian environment.” Students appreciate the “small classes” that “help facilitate more discussion,” as well as the “personal attention from professors.” (And when they say “personal,” they mean it. “Some professors schedule 30–60 minute individual meetings with all students multiple times a quarter.”) “Professors are very ‘human,’ helpful, and informed,” but students’ praise of instructors is not unqualified: “professors tend to be (but are not all) very good.” “The administration heads are accessible and supportive.” For example, “The President has weekly meetings with students to get feedback about campus issues.” However, students are perturbed that after all that feedback, the administration still “often takes a disciplinary tone.” Business and nursing are reportedly top programs here. Students believe the school could stand to build “a few newer facilities.”

Student Body

The typical student at Walla Walla has “grown up in the Seventh-Day Adventist educational system.” Not surprising, given that “Many students have parents who work for the church in some capacity.” Students are “predominantly white” and “middle class,” as well as “friendly and open-minded.” Some go so far as to call their peers “genuine givers [who] really want to get to know other students.” No wonder students report feeling “completely comfortable going places or to events on campus alone because the student body feels like family in that most everyone is accepting and warm.” Despite what the virtual open admissions policy might lead you to believe, most students here are “motivated” and “hardworking.” Statistically, the school is quite ethnically diverse, so it comes as no surprise to many that “minorities fit in without any real friction.”

Campus Life

Walla Walla University is located in the picturesque southeastern corner of Washington State. “The Walla Walla Valley is beautiful and offers a lot of outdoor activities. In winter we ski at Bluewood or sled in the mountains. In spring we tube down the rivers.” “When it’s warm outside we play Frisbee or football.” Students also like to “go out for coffee or lunch” and visit “places around town.” “There is enough to do off-campus to provide variety, but not enough so that everyone leaves on the weekends and parties.” On campus, “instead of fraternities and sororities, we have many clubs that students can join to have fun.” Volunteering is reportedly to a big thing to do here. “Walla Walla students tend to be dedicated and hardworking, yet generous. For example, each quarter classes are cancelled for Service Day. Students are encouraged to sign up for a community project and serve for the day…Besides the quarterly service, campus ministries provide many committed students opportunities to serve others.” Students gripe that “The food options on campus are not that varied, or that good!”

Overview

Applicants
626
Acceptance Rate
89%

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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Testing Policies


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
207
with Terminal Degree
105

109
Men
98
Women
10
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biophysics.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business/Commerce, General.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
  • Graphic Communications, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Business Teacher Education.
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Education, General.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Technical Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Engineering, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Graphic Design.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Diploma
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,874

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,465

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,635

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,219

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$23,670
Required Fees
$528
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,068

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,700
Transportation for Commuters
$1,350

On-Campus Room and Board
$5,655
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,549
Foreign Countries Represented
30

Demographics

50% female
50% male
59% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
63%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
33
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Wolves)
4 Sports

Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Wolves)
3 Sports

Basketball
Softball
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Heather Krause
Recruiter/Guest Relations

Address
Office of Enrollment
204 S. College Avenue
College Place,, WA 993241198

Phone
5095272327

Email
info@wwc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Dairy Express
Peterson Memorial Library
The Student Association Center
Winter Educational Complex: gym/climbing wall/pool
The College Store
Clyde and Mary Harris Gallery

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Whitman Mission
Merchants Ltd. Delicatessan and French Bakery
Starbucks
Bangkok 103 (Thai Restaurant)
Roger's Bakery
Earthlight Books Book and Game Co. Hot Poop (Music Store) Hastings

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Fri
8-5 (Fridays 8-noon)
5095272327

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Part of weekday

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, Valley Transit (bus), Walla Walla Regional Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Traveling West on Highway 12, Turn left onto Gose Street, which turns into North College Avenue and subsequently South College Avenue. The college is located at 204 S. College Avenue. Traveling East on Highway 12, one can exit right onto Wallula Road, turning right on North College Avenue. From Highway 11, turn on to South College Avenue. Drive North until you reach the college.

Local Accommodations
All accomodations in Walla Walla, unless otherwise specified. Best Western Walla Walla Suites Inn- 7 E. Oak Street (509) 525-4700 (800) 528-1234 Budget Inn 305 N. Second (509)529-4410 (888)529-4161 Capri Motel 2003 Melrose (509) 525-1130 City Center Motel 627 W. Main St. (509) 529-2660 (800) 453-3160 Colonial Motel 2279 E. Isaacs (509) 529-1220 Green Gables Inn (Bed and Breakfast) 922 Bonsella (509) 525-5501 Holiday Inn Express 1425 W. Pine St. (509) 525-6200 Howard Johnson Express Inn 325 E. Main (509) 529-4360 (800) 446-4656 La Quinta Inn 520 N. Second (509) 525-2522 (800) 531-5900 Marcus Whitman Hotel 6 W. Rose (509) 525-2200 (866) 826-9422 Mill Creek Inn (Bed and Breakfast) Mill Creek Road (509) 522-1234 Super 8 Motel 2315 Eastgate North (509) 525-8800 (800) 800-8000 Travelodge 421 E. Main (509) 529-4940 (800) 578-7878


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