Willamette University

677 reviews
  1. Salem, OR
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Willamette University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
900 State St
Salem, OR 97301

Willamette University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1080-1320
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$30,672/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,548/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,549/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,546/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,148/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,016/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,008Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to their education
    25%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Passionate
    20%
  • Laid back
    15%
  • Try hards with an inferiority complex.
    15%
  • Open to new experiences
    5%
  • Friendly and willing to help you out
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
69%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Liberal Arts College in Oregon
    50%
  • Oldest College in the West
    38%
  • Lamest College in the West
    13%
  • Home Away from Home
    0%

After Willamette University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

677 reviews
  • Excellent
    94
  • Very Good
    277
  • Average
    247
  • Poor
    41
  • Terrible
    18
I've really enjoyed how supportive and helpful the research librarians at Willamette University College of Law have been. They are really willing to sit with you and help you find your way through murky research, to clarify research queries, or to just lend a hand in figuring out where to start on a specific topic. I recommend their services to everyone.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
This school has been immensely helpful in the application process for college as well as very generous in their financial aid packages. They are willing to work with you because they care about you as an individual.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Willamette is a great educational opportunity with various ways for their students to succeed. The small class sizes allow students to create great relationships with both fellow students and professors. Every student is out there looking to have a great time as well. You will find your best friend at this school and you will find people of every kind living in a happy and engaging community.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago