Willamette, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated university offering a collaborative learning environment and many opportunities for co-curricular development. The university aims to prepare thinkers, creators, and leaders for meaningful work in the public and private sectors, as well as admission to the finest graduate and professional schools. The college's tradition of service and its location adjacent to the state capitol facilitate internships, collaborative research, and other special projects that span a wide spectrum of academic interests. Its 72-acre campus is located in the center of Salem, 45 miles south of Portland.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,624
Undergraduates
678
Men - 41.7%
947
Women - 58.3%
621
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 3,972 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.92
SAT Math
606 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
627 average
580-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$67,902
Tuition and Fees
$53,624
Room and Board
$13,328
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$38,006
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,973
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
178
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
21%
10-19
31%
20-29
34%
30-39
12%
40-49
3%
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Portland Population
160,614
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bearcat
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8%
Asian
5.9%
Black/African-American
1.6%
Hispanic/Latino
14.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
7.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
65.1%
Unknown
3.7%
International Students
0.7% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported