Skip to Main Content

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Click the link to read Willamette University's updates concerning the coronavirus. Email bearcat@willamette.edu for more information. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

900 State St
Salem, OR 97301
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
From Willamette University

As the first university in the West, Willamette has inspired students to lead lives of significance for more than 175 years. And as the Northwest’s premier private university, our future is what drives us to be the best we can be.

By encouraging innovation and collaboration across academic disciplines, Willamette produces graduates who excel as 21st-century thinkers in a complex, rapidly changing world.

Willamette’s motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” is a guiding principle. Students continually turn their passion into action at the capitol on campus, across the street and around the globe.

No other college or university in the Pacific Northwest offers such direct access to state policymaking. Only a crosswalk away, the Oregon State Capitol provides another set of labs and classrooms for our students, whether they’re interning for legislators, conducting research in the Oregon State Archives or working side-by-side with the state’s top scientists and economists.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Willamette University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
1100-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

YouTube Video

Cost

Net Price
$36,223 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$28,273 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 71 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 responses

Majors

Data Science at Willamette University

Analyze trends on Instagram, track the spread of diseases in real time, monitor the economic impacts of policy decisions — the possibilities are endless. And the insights you generate will serve as catalysts for positive change. Earn a BS/MS in four years Study with world-class faculty Initiate groundbreaking research Secure a professional internship Average salary of $113,309

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,565 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
59
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Dedicated to their education
    21%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Laid back
    14%
  • Try hards with an inferiority complex.
    14%
  • Friendly and willing to help you out
    5%
  • Open to new experiences
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 77 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Liberal Arts College in Oregon
    51%
  • Oldest College in the West
    24%
  • Home Away from Home
    11%
  • Lamest College in the West
    8%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

Instagram Posts

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 35 responses

Willamette University Reviews

Rating 3.64 out of 5  762 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 4 out of 5  
Start Your Review of Willamette University
Rate It!
Rating 5 out of 5  
Rating 5 out of 5  

Add to List