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Willamette University

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

89.1%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$48,158

Average Salary in 10 Years

$57,900
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Willamette University

Willamette University is located in Salem, Oregon. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 1,948 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective with an acceptance rate of 89.1%.

Popular majors include Social Sciences, English Language and Literature/Letters, Physical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. 73% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $36,600.

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About
🗺 900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
🌐 www.willamette.edu
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Admissions
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Willamette University has around 4,484 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 11% decide to enroll at Willamette University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 4,484 applicants 44% are men and 56% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 128 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 78 men.

Willamette University's acceptance rate is 89.1%. The acceptance rate for men is 85.4% and the acceptance rate for women is 92.0%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to Willamette University?

Number of Applicants

4,484

Number of Applicants per Spot

10
per spot

Male Applicants

44%

Female Applicants

56%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Willamette University

Willamette University Acceptance Rate

89.1%

Getting in

Less Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

85.4%

Female Acceptance Rate

92.0%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Willamette University?

Willamette University Admissions Yield

11%
of accepted students choose to go to Willamette University

Male Admissions Yield

11%

Female Admissions Yield

11%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

73%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

67%

Women Graduation Rate

78%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend Willamette University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$29,718
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$48,158
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$60,038
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$60,038
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$26,370
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$280
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Willamette University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Willamette University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

99%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

62%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Willamette University you can visit www.willamette.edu/offices/finaid/.

Willamette University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $60,038
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $60,038
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Willamette University?

Willamette University students, on average, make $57,900 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 12% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Willamette University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Willamette University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

12.2%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Willamette University.

Median Earnings of Students from Willamette University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Willamette University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Willamette University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Willamette University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Willamette University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Willamette University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Willamette University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Willamette University.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Willamette University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.0x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Willamette University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Willamette University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Willamette University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Willamette University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

11
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$116,725
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Willamette University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

78%

Undergrads

1,948

Total Students

2,498
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

1%

Student Median Household Income

$68,135
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

57%
of undergraduates

Men

43%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

Willamette University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 75 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 133 women.

International Students

8%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Willamette University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Willamette University study?

Willamette University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Willamette University are:

  1. Social Sciences
  2. English Language and Literature/Letters
  3. Physical Sciences
  4. Physical Sciences
  5. Visual and Performing Arts
Approximately 58% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Willamette University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

86%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Willamette University has a retention rate of 86% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

28
1% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

Willamette University has around 28 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 1% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Willamette University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Living in Salem, Oregon
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

378
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

26
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Politics in Oregon
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, Oregon tends to be Somewhat Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 50% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 39% voted for the Republican party, and 5% voted for neither.

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