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Tuition & Fees

$47,217

$47,217

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,935
Declined + 1,397
Total Received 6,332
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Private (nonprofit)

2,384

undergraduate students

692

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
41%
500-599
35%
400-499
6%
700-800
10%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
11%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
10%
30-36
38%
24-29
42%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
30-36
20%
24-29
57%
18-23
21%
12-17
2%
30-36
28%
24-29
58%
18-23
14%
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Fun Facts

  • Founded in 1842, Willamette University started as a school designed to educate local Native American children. Today, the school's relationship with Native Americans continues to thrive, including through annual campus Powwows.
  • Willamette University (located in Salem, Oregon) is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It was founded in 1842!
  • Breaking down barriers even back in the day, Willamette University was one of the first co-ed colleges in the country. The school's first graduate was actually a woman.

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School Facts

Willamette, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated university. Its 72-acre campus is located in the center of Salem, 45 miles south of Portland.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,076
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Salem, OR

72-acre campus in Salem (population: 160,614), 45 miles from Portland. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Portland. Public transportation serves campus.

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 28% of male students
 
3 sororities 25% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
40%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
41%
500-599
35%
400-499
6%
700-800
10%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
11%
600-699
44%
500-599
35%
400-499
10%
30-36
38%
24-29
42%
18-23
19%
12-17
1%
30-36
20%
24-29
57%
18-23
21%
12-17
2%
30-36
28%
24-29
58%
18-23
14%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,935
Declined + 1,397
Total Received 6,332

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jim Sumner
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 503 370-6303
F: 503 375-5363
libarts@willamette.edu

Cost

Tuition $46,900
Room & board $11,600
Additional fees $317
Books & supplies $950
Total $59,767
Average Financial Aid - $34,259
Total with Avg. Aid $25,508

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,259

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,378,178
State $278,250
Institutional $30,022,402
Other external $945,456
Total $33,624,286

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $13,239,075
Other external $153,101
Total $13,392,176

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northwest Conference
Mascot
Bearcats
School colors
cardinal and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Ethnic Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Archaeology
Art History/Studio
Asian Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature/History of Ideas
Computer Science
Economics
English
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Film Studies
French
German
History
Humanities
International Studies
Japanese Studies
Latin American Studies
Law
Management
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Rhetoric/Media Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Transnational Law
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

78%

2,384
students

Female
56%
1,343

Male
44%
1,041

Graduate

22%

692
students

Female
48%
331

Male
52%
361

undergraduateFull-time

82%

1,977
students

Female
58%
1,134

Male
42%
843

undergraduatePart-time

18%

407
students

Female
52%
209

Male
48%
198

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

25%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented Cambodia
China
Japan
New Zealand
Singapore
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Chris Andresen
Assistant Director of International Education
candrese@willamette.edu

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