Willamette University

Salem, OR

Willamette University

Salem, OR

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$53,624

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,095
Declined 877
Total Received 3,972
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Private

1,624

undergraduate students

641

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,265
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist

72-acre campus in Salem (population: 169,798), 45 miles from Portland. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Portland. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Portland
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Portland International

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
48%
Top 1/4
78%
Top 1/2
96%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
55%
500-599
23%
400-499
6%
700-800
13%
600-699
42%
500-599
37%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
30-36
36%
24-29
42%
18-23
20%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.92

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,095
Declined 877
Total Received 3,972

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

interview
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
talent/ability

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,854

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,300
Room & board $13,328
Additional fees $324
Books & supplies $950
Total $67,902
Average Financial Aid - $6,854
Total with Avg. Aid $61,048
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, crew, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Ethnic Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Japanese Studies
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Neuroscience
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera
Western European Studies
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,265

total students

29%

in-state

71%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

1,624
students

Female
58%
947

Male
42%
677

28%

641
students

Female
51%
325

Male
49%
316

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,565
students

Female
59%
917

Male
41%
648

4%

59
students

Female
51%
30

Male
49%
29

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 61%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

32

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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