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
2,112
Undergraduate
Students
(57.9%) 1,222 Women
(42.1%) 890 Men
707
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
89% of 4,484 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.80
SAT Math
597 average
350-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
624 average
420-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$63,669
Tuition and Fees
$50,279
Room and Board
$12,440
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$35,088
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,117
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
199
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
62% 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.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.9% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
12.6% Hispanic/Latino
9.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.2% White
5.0% Unknown
International Students
7.0% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.1%
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 Not Reported
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
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 31

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
89% of 4,484 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 2,515 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 1,969 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
468 (12%) of 3,995 admitted students enrolled
Women
280 (12%) of 2,314 admitted students enrolled
Men
188 (11%) of 1,681 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
93% of 1967 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
56
Students Accepting Wait List Position
27
Students Admitted From Wait List
3

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.80
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
597 average
350-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
624 average
420-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
29%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
35%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
12%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 47%
Top quarter: 75%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$63,669
Tuition and Fees
$50,279
Room and Board
$12,440
Books and Supplies
$950
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment 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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
393 (89.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
315 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
315 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
94 (29.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$35,088
Need-Based Gift
Received by 305 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,353
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 250 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,548
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 81 (25.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
126 (28.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,792

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,283 (73.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,107 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,107 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
238 (21.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$36,235
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,089 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,571
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 934 (84.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,127
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 174 (15.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
617 (35.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,358

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,117
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

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • 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
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts
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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
199
Part-Time Faculty
51
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
76%
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 Legal Studies, Master of Laws

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • 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
62% 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
38%
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
Baseball     x  
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
Baseball    
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
Baseball x  
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
lacrosse

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
2,112
Women
1,222 (57.9%)
Men
890 (42.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,786
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.9% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
12.6% Hispanic/Latino
9.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.2% White
5.0% Unknown
International Students.
7.0% from 14 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
707

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
71.6%
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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