Willamette University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Salem, OR

$53,300

Avg tuition

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About Willamette University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Willamette University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Salem, Oregon. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,302, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 80%. The university offers 55 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 74%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $53,300.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

80% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

82% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

74% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

Information not available

Online student enrollment

10:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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Demographics

White

62%

Hispanic

14%

Unknown

7%

Two or more races

6%

Asian

6%

Black

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

Female student population

55%

Socio-economic diversity

25% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $53,300 $53,300
Graduate $44,900 $44,900

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,100
On-campus room and board $13,328
On-campus other expenses $1,336
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $13,328
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $1,336
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,336

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $69,064 $69,064
Off-campus without family $69,064 $69,064
Off-campus with family $55,736 $55,736

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

25%

State Grant Aid

9%

Institution Grant Aid

99%

Pell Grant

25%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $7,568
State Grant Aid $3,154
Institution Grant Aid $26,591
Pell Grant Aid $4,483

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.