Walla Walla College: Narrative Description

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204 South College Ave.
College Place, WA 99324-1198
Tel: (509)527-2615
Free: 800-541-8900
Admissions: (509)527-2327
Fax: (509)527-2397
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wwc.edu/


Independent Seventh-day Adventist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1892. Setting: 77-acre small town campus. Endowment: $11.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $36,362. Educational spending 2003-04: $7459 per student. Total enrollment: 1,968. Faculty: 199 (125 full-time, 74 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,100 applied, 63% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 1,532 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 186 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 36% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 100% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; health professions and related sciences. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $21,513 includes full-time tuition ($17,655), mandatory fees ($174), and college room and board ($3684). College room only: $2250. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and location. Part-time tuition: $462 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $58 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Students of Walla Walla College (ASWWC), Village Singles' Club, Aleph Gimel Ain (women's club), Amnesty International, Omicron Pi Sigma (men's club). Major annual events: OPS Weekend, AGA Weekend, Sonnenberg Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 928 college housing spaces available; 779 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Peterson Memorial Library plus 3 others with 178,450 books, 17,500 microform titles, 1,105 serials, 3,431 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. 118 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

College Place is a residential community adjacent to Walla Walla. The climate is temperate. Three miles away, all major forms of transportation are available. The immediate community has four churches and two hospitals. Part-time employment opportunities are fair.

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