84%

Acceptance Rate

$28,041

Avg.Financial Aid

003227

FAFSA Code

About Willamette University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,363

Website

www.willamette.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

NWCCU

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Willamette University is a private university which is located in Salem, OR. The university covers an area of 60 acres. It was in 1842 when the Willamette University was founded. The motto of the Willamette University is Non nobis solum nati sumus (Latin) and its official colors are cardinal & old gold. In addition to over 1,624 undergraduate students, WU also boasts of over 555 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 2,104 (2018-19). The school has an academic staff of 278 (2018) who teach various courses to the students. Around 98% of the students are 24 and under at Willamette University. At WU around 59% are white, 13% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 7% belong to two or more races. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 58% of the students are females and 42% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 178 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Mark Hatfield, Nick Symmonds, Lisa Murkowski, and Dale T. Mortensen. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, WU offers around 105 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration), NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), and NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities). The total endowment of the Willamette University is around $262 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

900 State St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5033706300
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Willamette University at the 213rd position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

84%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Willamette University has 3 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. As a general rule of thumb, in order to improve one’s chances of securing admission, a person must score high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT. But, at Willamette University, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. This points to the fact that scoring high on standardised tests is not an important criterion for this university. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 900 State St, Salem, Oregon 97301. To gather more information, they can call them at (503) 370-6300.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$33,519

Average Annual Cost

$49,750

Books And Supplies

$990

Other Fees

$529

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,560

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,280

Total One Year Cost

$65,109

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to WU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $67,550. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($52,290), books and supplies ($1,012), room and boarding ($12,938), and budget for other expenses ($1,310). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

83%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$1,136

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Biology, General

44 Graduates

Economics

39 Graduates

Political Science and Government

38 Graduates

Psychology, General

35 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

31 Graduates

History

25 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

25 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

24 Graduates

Chemistry

23 Graduates

Sociology

23 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

21 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

19 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

15 Graduates

Anthropology

14 Graduates

Area Studies

13 Graduates

Mathematics

13 Graduates

Physics

12 Graduates

Computer Science

10 Graduates

International/Global Studies

10 Graduates

Philosophy

10 Graduates

Music

9 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

8 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

6 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

5 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

5 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

4 Graduates

Archeology

2 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

1 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,808

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

22%

Full-time

97%

Part-time

3%

Students Gender

Male

42%

US National: 44%

Female

58%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

57% White

6% Unknown

2% Black

13% Hispanic

8% Two or more races

7% Non Resident alien

6% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

1%

Unknown Location

73%

Out Of State

26%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$68,135 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 96% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

96%

Undergrads in College Housing

65%

Averege Housing Cost

$6,500/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,160/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,160/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bearcats

School Colors

cardinal and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Northwest Conference

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

25

Sports Club

11

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $12,938 per year. Willamette University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at WU costs around $6,160 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At WU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The university has enrolled around 42% male and 58% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$51,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,500

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$202 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$28,041

Students Receiving Federal Grants

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,706

Students Receiving State Aid

9%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,234

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$26,150

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$39,490

$30K - $48K

$42,625

$48K - $75K

$34,032

$75K - $110K

$30,517

> $110K

$25,704

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$12,728,071

The financial aid department of Willamette University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Willamette University is around $26,179 and the federal grant is $6,854. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $3,200 as well as institutional aid worth $26,179. The non-need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Willamette University amount to $12,728,071 per annum.

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