Willamette University

Salem, OR

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Willamette University Student Essentials

Willamette University Student Essentials
Region: Northwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bearcats
Website: www.willamette.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $40,874
Out-of-State Tuition: $40,874
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 3,242
Year Established: 1842

About Willamette University

The oldest university in the west, Willamette University in Salem, Oregon offers challenging academics and, while a small school, provides a wealth of student life opportunities.

Willamette’s academics are offered through distinctive schools, including the undergraduate College of Liberal Arts, a law school, a graduate school in management and one in education.

Willamette also has numerous research opportunities, with students even undertaking research projects abroad.

Since the school is small, classes and other academic activities offer optimal opportunity for interaction between students and professors.

Willamette’s small student body also fosters a sense of community among students who have a number of campus life activities to choose from. There are approximately 100 clubs, which include:

*Foreign language club
*Photography club
*Multicultural organizations
*Academic and professional student organizations
*Activist and social service groups
*Religious organizations

The Willamette campus also features an art museum and performing arts opportunities.

While admission to Willamette is fairly competitive and grades and SAT scores are taken into strong consideration, each applicant is evaluated individually.

Financial aid is also awarded to students who meet financial and other eligibility requirements.

Willamette University Map & Location

Willamette University
900 State St
Salem, OR 97301


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Getting Around Willamette University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

6/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Salem, OR

Winter
Dec
46
34
Jan
48
35
Feb
52
35
Spring
Mar
57
37
Apr
61
40
May
68
45
Summer
Jun
74
49
Jul
82
53
Aug
83
53
Fall
Sep
77
48
Oct
64
42
Nov
53
38

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,269
Freshman Class 427
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,242

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 61%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 24%
Latino 6%
African American 2%
Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 24%

Undergraduate 70%
Graduate 30%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 53%
Men 47%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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