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Willamette University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,851 Students

89% Admitted

  • 2,498 full time
  • 247 part time
  • 1,227 men full time
  • 1,377 women full time
  • 8,175 applied
  • 3,318 admitted
  • 617 enrolled

1,948 Undergraduates

$46,900 Tuition/Year

  • 911 Graduates
  • 140 Non-Degree
  • $46,900 in state
  • $317 fees
  • $12,560 room & board
  • $990 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Maroon and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Julia from Kaneohe, HI
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  • Willamette University is a great liberal arts school located in Salem, Oregon. It's small student body provides for personal student to teacher relationships and creates a welcoming tight-knit community. It…

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  • Grace from Salem, OR
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  • The accepting community and engaging academic environment makes for well-rounded students. There are a lot of resources on campus to help students succeed academically. The campus is beautiful and adds…

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  • Amanda from Stayton, OR
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  • Willamette University cares about the extracurricular activities for students like sports, clubs, and volunteering; and is willing to help start any new ideas students have. The school cares for its…

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  • Samantha
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  • Willamette University is a great school that provides many unique opportunities to its students. While it challenges you academically, it better prepares you for a future outside of college.…

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Mission Statement

Willamette University is an independent, nonsectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1842, educating men & women in the liberal arts & selected professional fields. The University’s mission extends far from the Oregon Territory & Pacific Northwest to encompass the larger world beyond. In its pursuits, Willamette University: Cherishes the dignity & worth of all individuals, striving to reflect the diversity of our world; Encourages close relationships among faculty, students, & staff to enhance learning & foster community; Provides a lively & challenging education in a small university setting where teaching & learning are strengthened by ongoing scholarship & research; Embraces a commitment to service & leadership in our various communities & professions; Honors its historic roots in The United Methodist Church & values the ethical & spiritual dimension of education; Believes that education is a lifelong process of discovery, delight & growth, the hallmark of a humane life.

Willamette University
  • Located in Salem, OR
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,851 students enrolled
  • 89% admitted
  • $46,900 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Alyssa from Sacramento, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I enjoy it greatly. There are always plenty of events happening on campus. Plus, there are also a great number of clubs, intermurals, and sports to get involved in. Everyone is very friendly and the campus is beautiful.

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  • 5
  • Natalie from Chatsworth, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Absolutely! I chose Willamette because of its people: everyone is friendly, intelligent, and accepting. There is always plenty to do around campus, from movie nights to guest speakers to dances and other activities. There is a definite sense of community here.

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  • 5
  • Ashlei from Pendleton, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Willamette is a very friendly environment, and very welcoming. The students, professors, and other staff are all very open-minded. Also, there are many activities to do around campus when a student is bored, such as concerts (both classical and modern), poetry readings, talent contests, dances, etc. There are great places to hang out or study, and the resources we have are great. The food is also very good, especially at Kaneko Commons. There are many places to go and things to do near campus as well, and Portland is only about an hour away, which brings a lot of opportunity for other fun outings.

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  • 4
  • TeAnna from Newberg, OR
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Of course I'm really going to miss my family, but all the staff at this school seem so friendly. I went to lunch on campus, and there was a student eating with her professor! This usually is uncommon at other places, but already I feel welcome to the campus.

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