Location
Salem, OR
Undergrads
1,973
Tuition
$40,874
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 711 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have constant patrols of campus and have emergency phones in easily accessible areas.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Willamette has a lot of school spirit but that is not tied to athletics. We have athletes but sports are a minor part of why people usually choose to attend Willamette.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off=campus housing is only available to upperclassman which can be frustrating, but a simple application is all that is needed once you are a junior or senior.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing has been divided into areas that encourage and foster a community and family feeling. Although the dorms may not be state of the art, they are clean and very functional.

College Sophomore

Academics: I have yet to declare a major

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Willamette faculty is truly invested in the success of their students. Each professor has mastered their area of academia and is eager to pass that knowledge onto others. The workload is not tremendous but it does require a diligent student.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's okay because it seems to be a little slower for me because I come from a fast paced town.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I can not really tell because I have not even started my first semester yet.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It is a really great because they have a 3-2 MBA program. So I would be able to get my masters in 5 years instead of 6.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: All I have heard about the teachers have been good. And they have a really small class size.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We had a groper on campus for practically the entirety of last year. No news broke when they caught the guy, however.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are a few parties throughout the year, but definitely not something every weekend. There is a taxi system that gets charged to your willamette account which is pretty nice though.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is a party scene, but it is not what you are picturing. Most parties happen off campus in one of three houses and get shut down relatively fast.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Good overall. There is a bus system, but it doesn't run on the weekends.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great school, but everyone is incredibly liberal and at times it is difficult to not want to just argue with everyone over everything.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Permits are expensive, and you aren't guaranteed a spot. However, if you don't bring a car you will find yourself sick of the Willamette bubble pretty fast.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: It's pretty easy to find a computer, but the real question is, will it have the right software?

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most students just rent houses with three or four other students. Seems to work out alright from what I've seen.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Overall Willamette is not very diverse. However, we like to pretend that we are all accepting and all encompassing. Really it boils down to twenty white people sitting in a classroom talking about diversity and privilege.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: You have to be whiny. You have to go into the office and tell a sob story. You want to go here, but it's too expensive, here is why you should give me more money....

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I don't mind the rain at all. A lot of students have trouble with it at first, but most get used to it. It makes the sunny days that much nicer.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The all you can eat meals are horrible. Breakfast and lunch are awesome.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Salem offers a large variety of dining options. If you have a car, you will never run out of places to eat. If you don't the downtown area still offers quite a few options.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a politics major is awesome. We are located in the capital, so there are a ton of excellent resources that we have access to.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Willamette is challenging, but fun. There are small class sizes overall, which makes learning easier, plus one on one interactions with professors.

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Rafael Baptista
Hometown
Portland, OR
Major
Politics and Spanish
Grad Year
2012
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With its small class sizes, robust social life, warm community, and engaging professors, Willamette provides students with a very positive overall experience. Students come to Willamette and develop the passion and skills necessary to succeed in any career they choose.

While current students and even alumni will complain about the parking and lack of nightlife in Salem, most will have fond memories and strong relationships from their time at Willamette. They will remember late nights in the library, dinner at a professor’s house, late-night runs to Muchas Gracias, and the classroom discussions that shaped their worldviews.

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