Walla Walla University

204 S College Ave, College Place, United States
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Overview of Walla Walla University

About this school

Walla Walla, founded in 1892, is a church-affiliated college. Its 77-acre campus is located in College Place, southwest of Spokane.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,700
    • Men:858 (50.5%)
    • Women:842 (49.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Walla Walla University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
1
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
204 South College Avenue
City, State, Zip
College Place, WA  99324
Phone
(509) 527-2608
Fax
(509) 527-2397
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
251 admitted students enrolled
Men
247 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.53
375 And Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
40%
• Score 12 - 17
25%
• Score 6 - 11
8%
• Score 5 Or Below
1%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $27,495 (70.69032009255689%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,350 (18.897030466640956%)
  • Other Expences: - $840 (2.1596606247589665%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,210 (8.252988816043192%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Walla Walla University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003799
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
293 (81.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
245 (83.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
245 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
74 (30.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$23,317
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 175 (71.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,679
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 220 (89.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,617
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 243 (99.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
113 (31.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,907

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,148 (76.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
973 (84.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
972 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
265 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$22,645
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 766 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,491
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 877 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,063
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 883 (90.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
470 (31.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,950

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,577
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


100

Part-Time Faculty


71

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


38%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Walla Walla University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


43%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.7%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (80)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Languages
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Engineering

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


8,884

Nearest Metropolitan Area


77 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
20.8 average low in January, 74.7 average high in September
Rain
98 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Walla Walla
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Walla Walla
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Pasco

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


72% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


28%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Wolves
School Colors
Green, white, black, and orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, ice hockey, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Walla Walla University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, associated students of walla walla university, campus ministries, village club, ops club (men's residence hall club), aga club (women's residence hall club)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,585

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,700
Women
842
Men
858

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.3% Asian
  • 3.5% Black/African-American
  • 15.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.3% White
  • 5.2% Unknown

International Students


2.4%

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


194

Student Resources

Study resources