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Willamette University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


A Rainbow at Willamette University

A Rainbow at Willamette University

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Willamette University Description:

Willamette is a small private university located in Salem, Oregon, directly across the street from the state's capitol building. The undergraduate College of Liberal Arts is well-regarded nationally, a fact that earned the school a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The university prides itself on the number students who study abroad and the number of hours its students devote to service (more than 60,000 hours a year of volunteerism). Willamette students come from 43 states and 27 countries. In athletics, the Willamette Bears compete in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,931 (2,101 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Scholarships for Willamette University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,874
  • Books: $948 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,820
  • Other Expenses: $1,154
  • Total Cost: $52,796

Willamette University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,711
    • Loans: $6,739

Most Popular Majors:

Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Willamette University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.willamette.edu/about/mission_motto/index.html

"Willamette University provides rigorous education in the liberal arts and selected professional fields. Teaching and learning, strengthened by scholarship and service, flourish in a vibrant campus community. A Willamette education prepares graduates to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of achievement, contribution and meaning."

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