Willamette University
Salem, OR 97301

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,556
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,475 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

78%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Willamette University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,181 applications and 4,825 students were granted admission. Willamette University is at the #76 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

$50
Undergrad students
$100
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Willamette University's tuition was $46,900 for all students regardless of residency (75.1% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$32,628
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$46,900
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$46,900
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Willamette University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 25% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,829 (which is 13% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Willamette University in 2016-2017, was 290, which is 56% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,572 (which is 5.5% below the national average.)

$3,829
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,572
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
99%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Willamette University has enrolled a total of 2,556 students (2,403 students full-time and 153 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,556 students, 28 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 1,997 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 559 for graduates studies.

2,556
Total Enrollment
28
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 60%

Hispanic: 11%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Two or more races: 8%

Asian: 7%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Black/African American: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Willamette University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Legal Professions And Studies 93% 391
Natural Resources And Conservation 0% 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 0% 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 0% 0
Visual And Performing Arts 0% 0
Social Sciences 0% 0
Psychology 0% 0
Physical Sciences 0% 0
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0% 0
Mathematics And Statistics 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

78%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Willamette University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
22%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$31,400
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Willamette University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,400. Last year, out of the total 452 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 416 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 518 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 461 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,400 $49,100
Employment Rate 92% 89%
Total Graduates 452 518

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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5 mile away
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15.1 mile away
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25.6 mile away
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37 mile away
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39.6 mile away
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