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Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University
Established 1892
Type Private
Affiliation Seventh-day Adventist Church
Endowment $22.4 million[1]
President John K. McVay
Academic staff
Students 1,917[2]
Undergraduates 1,689[3]
Location College Place, Washington, USA
Campus Suburban
Colors Forest Green and
Mountain Ash Orange
Athletics USCAA
NAIA (independent member)
Nickname Wolves
Affiliations NAICU
CCCU (affiliate)

Walla Walla University is a university offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs located in College Place, Washington, just a few miles from Walla Walla. The current President is John McVay. It was founded in 1892 and is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. For the 2016 survey year, Walla Walla University was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as tied for #42 best regional university (West). The University has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, 61.7% of its classes have fewer than 20 students and only 7% of its classes have 50 or more students.[4]

The University has an annual enrollment of around 1,917 students. It is regionally accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is also denominationally accredited. Walla Walla offers 36 majors, seven master's degrees, and an associate of science degree. The Edward F. Cross School of Engineering is an ABET accredited program that offers bachelor of science and engineering degrees.

Students are organized as the Associated Students of Walla Walla University or ASWWU. ASWWU operates the student newspaper The Collegian, the annual Mountain Ash (a collection of photography, student art, and mugs), an online radio station, and the student directory the Mask. Both the men's and the women's on-campus dormitories operate their own clubs. The women's club is named Aleph Gimel Ain (AGA); the men's club is named Omicron Pi Sigma (OPS). In athletics, Walla Walla U competes as a member of the NAIA Association of Independent Institutions (AII). Their team nickname is "The Wolves". WWU also has two club teams: (1) men's ice-hockey, "The Pack," which competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association and (2) men's volleyball, which competes in the Pacific Intercollegiate Volleyball Association.[5]


  • Athletics 1
  • Presidents 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes and references 4
  • Bibliography 5
  • External links 6


Walla Walla teams, nicknamed athletically as the Wolves, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing as an Independent of the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). The Wolves joined the Cascade Collegiate Conference at the start of the 2015-16 athletic calendar. The Wolves formerly competed in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) from 2004-05 to 2013-14; and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) from 1997-98 to 2007-08. Men's sports include basketball, soccer, and golf; while women's sports include basketball, softball and volleyball.


  • William Prescott (1892–1894)
  • Edward A. Sutherland (1894–1897)
  • Emmett J. Hibbard (1897–1898)
  • Walter R. Sutherland (1898–1900)
  • Edwin L. Stewart (1900–1902)
  • Charles C. Lewis (1902–1904)
  • Joseph L. Kay (1904–1905)
  • Marion E. Cady (1905–1911)
  • Ernest C. Kellogg (1911–1917)
  • Walter I. Smith (1917–1930)
  • John E. Weaver (1930–1933)
  • William M. Landeen (1933–1938)
  • George W. Bowers (1938–1955)
  • Percy W. Christian (1955–1964)
  • William H. Shephard (1964–1968)
  • Robert L. Reynolds (1968–1976)
  • N. Clifford Sorenson (1976–1985)
  • H. J. Bergman (1985–1990)
  • Niels-Erik Andreasen (1990–1994)
  • W. G. Nelson (1994–2001)
  • John C. Brunt (2001)
  • N. Clifford Sorenson (2001–2002)
  • Jon L. Dybdahl (2002–2006)
  • John K. McVay (2006-2012)
  • Steve Rose (2012)
  • John K. McVay (2013–present)

See also


Notes and references

  1. ^ "Walla Walla University * Best College * U.S. News". 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Walla Walla University Facts". Walla Walla University. 2013. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Walla Walla University". U.S. News & World Report. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 
  4. ^|date= |accessdate=2015-10-07
  5. ^ "NCVF Teams - Men". Retrieved 2015-10-07. 


  • Johnson, Doug (June 3, 1991). "Our Roots: The Crisis of 1884" (PDF). North Pacific Union Conference Gleaner (College Place, Washington: Color Press) 86 (11): 9, 10.  
  • Spalding, Arthur Whitefield (1949). Captains of the Host (PDF). Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association. p. 704. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website

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