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.

Website: www.willamette.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,808
Undergraduate
Students
(57.7%) 1,044 Women
(42.3%) 764 Men
664
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 4,206 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.82
SAT Math
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
610 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$65,964
Tuition and Fees
$52,074
Room and Board
$12,940
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$38,254
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,740
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
189
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Salem Population
160,614
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bearcat
Sororities
18% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.0% Asian
2.0% Black/African-American
14.5% Hispanic/Latino
8.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.6% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students
0.7%
First-Year Students Returning
82.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   1
History   2
Academic Electives   2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended January 15
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
900 State Street
City, State, Zip
Salem, OR 97301-3931
Phone
(503) 370-6303
Fax
(503) 375-5363
E-mail
libarts@willamette.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins May 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 4,206 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 2,240 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 1,966 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
468 (13%) of 3,518 admitted students enrolled
Women
239 (12%) of 1,996 admitted students enrolled
Men
186 (12%) of 1,522 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
139
Students Accepting Wait List Position
37
Students Admitted From Wait List
23

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.82
3.75 and Above
71%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
570-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
610 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
23%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
29%
Score of 24 - 29
56%
Score of 18 - 23
13%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 46%
Top quarter: 73%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$65,964
Tuition and Fees
$52,074
Room and Board
$12,940
Books and Supplies
$950
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On or about March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003227
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
342 (89.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
277 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
277 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
42 (29.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$38,254
Need-Based Gift
Received by 273 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,791
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 236 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,558
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 71 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
111 (28.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,550

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,188 (73.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,021 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,021 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
160 (21.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$37,658
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,009 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,136
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 880 (84.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,741
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 167 (15.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
553 (35.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,311

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,740
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Physical sciences, Biological/life sciences, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
189
Part-Time Faculty
74
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
69%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies

Master's Programs of Study

  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Law

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Law

Location and Setting


Salem Population
160,614
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Campus Size
72 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
147 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Salem
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Salem

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bearcat
School Colors
Cardinal and old gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
18% of women participate
Fraternities
24% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,808
Women
1,044 (57.7%)
Men
764 (42.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,759
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.0% Asian
2.0% Black/African-American
14.5% Hispanic/Latino
8.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.6% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students.
0.7%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
664

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
73.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
73.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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