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Willamette University

School Profile

  • Willamette UniversityPrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College/University in Salem, OR
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Accreditation: Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
  • United Methodist Church

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,864
First-year Undergraduate Students: 482
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,758
Graduate Students: 426


Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of Japanese Studies
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Science studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Stringed Instruments
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $35,610
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $35,610

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test: Recommended
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 560
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 215
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 590


Member: NCAA
Team name: Bearcats


  • Ranked #57 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #53 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #166 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #113 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #13 Dispute Resolution
  • Ranked #90 Public Affairs

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Admissions Address

900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301-3922
(503) 370-6303
(877) 542-2787
Fax: (503) 375-5363
Contact: Madeleine Rhyneer
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 42%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 46%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 40%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 7,785
Female applicants 4,491
Male applicants 3,294
Applicants accepted 3,306
Female applicants accepted 1,943
Male applicants accepted 1,363
Freshman enrollment 427
Female freshman enrollment 235
Male freshman enrollment 192
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 3,397
Early action applicants accepted 1,551
Early action applicants enrolled 186
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 44%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 136
Students accepting place on wait list 88
Students accepted from wait list 25

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 68%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.5-4

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 84%
SAT Critical Reading average score 632
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 570-680
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 620
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 570-660
SAT Writing average score 620
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 570-670
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 38%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 27-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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