Walla Walla University Facts

Founded: 1892

Colors: Orange and green

Mascot: Wolves

President: John McVay


  • Main campus - College Place, WA
  • School of Nursing campus - Portland, OR
  • Marine biology campus - Anacortes, WA
  • School of Social Work and Sociology campus - Billings, MT

Enrollment profile 2023-2024:

  • Undergraduate: 1,230
  • Graduate and professional: 131
  • Total: 1,361
  • Male/female ratio: 49%/51%
  • Ethnic diversity: 49%
  • First-time freshmen from out of state (excluding international students): 63%
  • Total undergraduates from out of state (excluding international students): 63%
  • First-time freshmen average high school grade point average: 3.57
  • Largest undergraduate programs: business, nursing, engineering, biology, and psychology
  • Total students in university housing: 69%

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Academic profile 2023-2024:

  • Calendar: Quarter system (fall, winter, spring, summer)
  • Instructional faculty: 97 full-time, 3 part-time
  • Freshmen retention rate: 83%
  • Degrees offered:
    • Associate of Science (A.S.)
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
    • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
    • Bachelor of Liberal Studies (B.L.S.)
    • Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.)
    • Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
    • Master of Initial Teaching (M.I.T.)
    • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
    • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
    • Master of Science (M.S.)
    • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
    • Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W.)
  • Study abroad programs offered in: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Spain
  • Six-year graduate rate: 64%



  • Member institution of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Varsity teams:
    • Women's basketball, cross country, golf, and volleyball
    • Men's basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer
  • Member, Cascade Collegiate Conference
  • Intramural sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball and much more!

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