Willamette University

Salem, OR

Willamette University

Salem, OR

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Tuition & Fees

$53,834

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,215
Declined 795
Total Received 4,010
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Private

2,253

undergraduate students

701

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1842, Willamette University is a church-affiliated public comprehensive institution. Its 72-acre campus is located in the center of Salem, 45 miles south of Portland.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,954
Established in 1842
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Small-medium city

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR
97301

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
48%
Top 1/4
78%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Other application fee (may be waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final 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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,215
Declined 795
Total Received 4,010

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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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Financial Aid

89%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$27,281

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,300
Room $7,000
Board $6,480
Additional fees $534
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $68,414
Average Financial Aid - $27,281
Total with Avg. Aid $41,133

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,327,173
State $425,600
Institutional $29,582,139
Other external $771,872
Total $33,106,784

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $11,940,686
Other external $86,822
Total $12,027,508

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 503 370-6273
F: 503 370-6588
finaid@willamette.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

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

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

backpacking, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, cycling, dance, football, golf, juggling, kayaking, martial arts, outdoor recreation climbing, racquetball, rod and reel, scuba diving, skeet, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, speed and agility, swing dance, ultimate Frisbee, unicycling, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northwest Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Archeology.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Brass Instruments.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Studies.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Science.
Demography and Population Studies.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
German Language and Literature.
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
History, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
International Law and Legal Studies.
International/Globalization Studies.
Japanese Studies.
Keyboard Instruments.
Latin American Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Stringed Instruments.
Voice and Opera.
Women's Studies.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economicse
  2. Environmental Science
  3. Politics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,954

total students

32%

in-state

68%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

2,253
students

Female
59%
1,331

Male
41%
922

24%

701
students

Female
50%
347

Male
50%
354

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,100
students

Female
59%
1,239

Male
41%
861

7%

153
students

Female
60%
92

Male
40%
61

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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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

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