Willamette University Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.84 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.92 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
Willamette University Reviews
My first year, they got rid of women's rowing because it was "costing too much money" but after a Title IX lawsuit threat, they brought in a new varsity women's lacrosse program. I was an athlete for two years, and after being swindled into going there by the head coach, he was abusive and manipulative. The women's softball coach has been reported with the same behavior. Both teams have less than 40% retention from recruitment to graduation due to these horrendous coaches - the Athletics Head won't do anything about it. Men's teams also receive "academic" scholarships promised at recruitment despite their academic record, and for the same scholarship, other students have to prove academic proficiency. The school itself spends massive amounts of money on celebrations for themselves while cutting extra curricular funding - including the student health center on campus - and raising tuition 4% a year. At $56k, this is unacceptable with cuts in programming and support students receive.
What a disappointing, uninspired group of people. I went to college thinking that my peers would work on interesting side projects, would have a desire to go out and explore neighboring cities, and would be willing to attend concerts and shows in Portland. Haha, good one! Most people here are self-proclaimed "homebodies" and want nothing more than to sit around and watch Netflix all weekend and smoke pot. Don't come here if you're looking for doers - kids here are completely passive and dull.
The university is an accepting community to all of whom it welcomes. While it has a very rigorous academic program, the school also provides a range of resource to choose from if a student is ever in need of help, both academically and otherwise. Despite being an open campus, as a cis-female individual I still feel reasonably safe. The campus is small and beautiful, with the state capital building just across the street. The student body shares a close-knit bond that is perhaps even more so than larger schools, due to the smaller undergrad population. Professors and staff are generally very open, accepting, and easy to approach without fear of judgement. It is a very expensive education, but the majority of students receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. I'm so glad to be fortunate enough to be able to attend this school.