Walla Walla University

US College Rankings 2019
204 South College Avenue, College Place, Washington, 99324, United States

About Walla Walla University

Founded in 1892, Walla Walla University is a private college in the rural south east of Washington state, just north of its border with Oregon. It is linked to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a Protestant denomination founded in the 19th century.

Known as Walla Walla College until 2007, the university has been named after the largest city in the county throughout its history, though it is actually closer to the smaller city of College Heights.

Of Walla Walla’s 100-plus courses, engineering, business management and education are among the most popular.

Though it is mostly attended by undergraduates, Walla Walla also runs postgraduate programmes in biology, education, media ministry and social work. Its runs a social work master’s courses in Missoula and Billings, both in the neighbouring state of Montana. The former is on the Clark Fork River, close to the University of Montana, while the latter is further east, north of Wyoming.

Walla Walla is around 250 miles from Seattle, Washington’s largest city, and Portland, where the university’s School of Nursing is located. Since 1955, Walla Walla has also operated a biology field station in north east Washington. Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory is in Anacortes, just south of the Canadian border.

Prominent Walla Walla alumni include Pamela C. Rasmussen, an ornithologist who has studied North American, South American and Asian birds in particular, and Michael Cruz, a surgeon and Republican politician who served as governor of Guam between 2007 and 2011.

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Key statistics

  • $44,800
    Salary after 10 years
  • $7,350
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $26,982
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 US Rankings

Subjects taught at Walla Walla University

  • Arts & humanities

    • Archaeology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
  • Engineering & technology

    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Education

    • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
  • Psychology

    • Psychology