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“Walla Walla University is simply the right fit for me. I don't think my college story is particularly interesting, but it's probably typical of the majority of college goers. I knew the school I want to attend and where I ultimately enrolled depended a lot on the financial aid I received.”

— Reynolds Engelhart
Walla Walla University


College Characteristics & General Information

General Information |Clubs, Study Abroad, and Community Service

  • Each college has its own personality. You'll want to explore the details to find out which one fits you.

There are many aspects of choosing a college to take into account: where the college is located, how big it is, its religious affiliation, and the diversity of the student body and faculty all are factors worth considering when deciding which college you would like to attend. The information below will help you get a better idea of the individual personalities of the independent colleges. Of course, the best way to choose a college isn't by a few statistics, but by the overall character of the school. Look through their website to get a better feeling of this. Better yet, visit the college. Click on a college name to read more about its personality and mission.

General College Information

College Location Affiliation Calendar
Gonzaga University Spokane Catholic - Jesuit Semester
Heritage University Toppenish Non-Denominational Semester
Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma Lutheran Semester
Saint Martin's University Lacey Catholic - Benedictine Semester
Seattle Pacific University Seattle Free Methodist Quarter
Seattle University Seattle Catholic - Jesuit Quarter
University of Puget Sound Tacoma Non-Denominational Semester
Walla Walla University College Place Seventh-day Adventist Quarter
Whitman College Walla Walla Non-Denominational Semester
Whitworth University Spokane Presbyterian Semester

Clubs, Study Abroad, and Community Service

Gonzaga University

Heritage University

Pacific Lutheran University

Saint Martin's University

Seattle Pacific University

Seattle University

University of Puget Sound

Walla Walla University

Whitman College

Whitworth University

Funded in part by a grant from
the Ben B. Cheney Foundation
published by Independent Colleges of Washington