Willamette University is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Salem, Oregon, which is a predominantly urban area. Nearly two thousand students enroll at Willamette University yearly.
Students can pick from many areas of study, including:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Legal Professions And Studies
- Social Sciences
The admissions process will include the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Very common standardized test scores among applicants accepted to Willamette University are within the range of 27 - 31 on the ACT, or 1640 - 1970 on the SAT. 41% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 19% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at willamette.edu.
Tuition is approximately $43,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students may visit the school's price of attendance calculator to determine cost. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $5,300 each year. Students at Willamette University may qualify for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The Willamette University "Bearcats" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
- Golf (NCAA Division III)
Contact information, admission forms, areas of study offered, and much more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.willamette.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the applicants Willamette University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Willamette University is about 2,700. The student body is made up of 77% undergraduate students and 19% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $45,000-$54,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,400 to $1,700 per unit
- May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$24,877|
|Receiving Student Loans||57%||$7,904|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Willamette University may provide student services like those listed below:
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Willamette University has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||71%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Law Program
- * Accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (since 1938)
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1939)
Willamette University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northwest Conference)
- Basketball (Northwest Conference)
- Football (Northwest Conference)
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Willamette University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR (238 miles away)
- Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA (286 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Willamette University for official up-to-date information.