See what students say:


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!”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Heather Krause
Recruiter/Guest Relations

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



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
Bangkok 103 (Thai Restaurant)
Roger's Bakery
Earthlight Books Book and Game Co. Hot Poop (Music Store) Hastings

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
8-5 (Fridays 8-noon)

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

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Advance Notice

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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Part of weekday


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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Acceptance Rate: 89%



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