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COLLEGE PROFILE

Willamette University

Salem, OR

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 3
Foreign Language 4
Social Studies 1
History 2
Academic Electives 2
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredFebruary 1
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address900 State Street
City, State, ZipSalem, OR  97301-3931
Phone(503) 370-6303
Fax(503) 375-5363
E-maillibarts@willamette.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Application Fee$50
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationRolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNovember 15
Early Action NotificationDecember 15
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate83% of 6,462 applicants were admitted
   Women84% of 3,817 applicants were admitted
   Men82% of 2,645 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled554 (10%) of 5,370 admitted students enrolled
   Women297 (9%) of 3,200 admitted students enrolled
   Men257 (12%) of 2,170 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate85% of 3563 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 48
Students Accepting Wait List Position 48
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.66
3.75 and Above45%
3.50 - 3.7424%
3.25 - 3.4916%
3.00 - 3.2411%
2.50 - 2.994%
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math609 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading619 average
560-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing598 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
28%
Score of 24 - 29
61%
Score of 18 - 23
11%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 38%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 92%
Bottom half: 8%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.65 3.97 632 648 649 28
Low 2.15 2.70 450 350 370 13
High 4.00 4.60 770 800 800 34
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