Willamette University
Salem, OR, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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SAT Subject Tests
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AP Course Credit
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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted.November 15
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.November 15
Fall Regular DecisionJune 1
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Rolling Admissions
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
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Average ACT Composite: 28
Average SAT Composite: 1228
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

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Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

The best advice I can give to a student is to come check out the campus. Willamette has many visiting days, where there will be many prospective students as well as the experience to come at any time of the year and spend the day with a student and experience life here at Willamette.
Zachery from California
They have denied 4.0 students that are not involved in extra curricular activities but have accepted 3.8 students who volunteer regularly, show leadership, take rigorous AP classes, etc etc. They rather take a student that shows involvement and has something to offer to the school and community instead of someone that doesn't do anything with their time outside of school. So get busy! Be a part of something! Sports, jobs, volunteer, etc. Anything is better than nothing in this schools case.
Crystal from Hermiston, OR
The most important part of choosing a school is actually visiting the campus. Walk around, sit in on a class or two, and maybe even stay over night. Being there gives you a feel for whether or not you are comfortable there. Willamette has many visiting opportunities and offers over night stays for prospective students where you can stay over night with current students in their dorm room.
Meryl from Sacramento, CA
Don't be afraid to consult older students on what classes to take. Everyone is friendly so don't hesitate to ask. Always go in for help and see your professors, do not wait until the last minute. Make use of all the resources that Willamette has to offer they are all great and are of very much help.
Julia from Kaneohe, HI
Visiting the campus will give you the best understanding of the beautiful environment and friendly nature of students. Get in touch with current students and ask them questions- that's what helped me!
Grace from Salem, OR
Rainboots, people. It's Oregon. And also, don't live in Kaneko Commons unless you really like hiking. Get on the administration's good side. Join a Jump Start Program. They get you a solid group of friends before the semester starts.
Sagarika from Salem, OR
If you're interested in a specific major/department, find some students or professors in that department to talk to about it. Every department has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Jacqueline from Los Gatos, CA
I would suggest freshmen students live on east side because it is the easiest way to make friends and have things to do on the weekends. I also recommend doing stepping out and intramurals, its a great way to get involved.
Sophomore Bio Major
Apply to study abroad! Get involved on campus and make sure to balance your meal points well
Kassandra from Scotts Valley, CA
if willamette is a school you are strongly interested in, then do the work up front. visit if you can, try to talk to a professor and take a tour, schedule an interview with an admission officer. even if you think you can't afford, try, things tend to work out for those who work hard.
Andres O. from Pleasanton, CA