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Student Life

WAU offers its students a rich multicultural campus experience.

US News and World Report rates WAU as one of the most diverse educational institutions in America with students from 40 states and 47 countries. Added to this is the backdrop of the rich learning environment of the nation’s capital and Washington, D.C., which includes over 200 foreign embassies and missions, the great museums of the Smithsonian, the Supreme Court, the House and Senate, the Library of Congress, and the White House. Whether it be government, advocacy, culture, public interest, law, or health care, Washington is at the epicenter. On campus, students find many ways to get involved in campus life, from student clubs and organizations to campus ministries and outreach programs, academics, the arts, outdoor recreation, cultural and community organizations, and numerous planned campus activities a year.

Spiritual LifeWeekly convocation, student-led vespers, and prayer groups formed by faculty, students, and staff help create a transformational spiritual environment that is integral to the WAUexperience. Find out more»

AthleticsThe WAU Athletic Department boasts 13 great sports programs encouraging student-athletes to be physically active and play to their utmost potential l while putting Christ first and being an example on and off the field. Find out more»

First Year ExperienceOpportunities are provided for students to become familiar with WAU campus facilities and learning resources, meet the faculty and staff, and get to know the surrounding area. All first-year students are required to attend. Find out more»

Center for Learning SuccessThe Center for Learning Success is open for all students, ready to assist in any way to help you achieve success as you move toward your educational goals. Find out more»

Student AssociationThe SA is a student led governing body which organizes social and religious activities and represents students' concerns to the University administration. Find out more»


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.