Willamette University Rankings

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In the World#1551 of 14178
In North America#487 of 2629
In the United States#441 of 2528
In Oregon#8 of 33
In Salem#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
78%
Avg. cost to attend
$36,223 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,624
Graduates
555
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Willamette University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate78%74%81%
Applicants3,9721,5892,383
Admissions3,0951,1761,919
Freshmen enrolled full time371153218

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1291 (60%)
Hispanic276 (13%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown161 (7%)
Nonresident Alien139 (6%)
Two or more races134 (6%)
Asian118 (5%)
Black or African American37 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander8 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$36,223/year
Average aid awarded
$28,273
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$25,910
$30-48K$24,063
$48-75K$29,948
$75-110K$33,170
$110K+$38,548

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$51,750$43,375
Tuition in-state$51,750$43,375
Tuition out-of-state$51,750$43,375
Fee in-district$540$390
Fee in-state$540$390
Fee out-of-state$540$390

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,336
Combined charge for room and board$14,000
Room charge$6,800
Meal charge$7,200

Willamette University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General110
Law84
Economics, General62
Biology & Biological Sciences, General39
Environmental Science33
Political Science and Government, General31
Psychology, General27
English Language and Literature, General26
Communication and Media Studies, Other26
Chemistry, General26
History, General20
Sociology20
Fine & Studio Arts, General18
Computer Science18
Physics, General17
Mathematics, General17
Spanish Language and Literature16
Kinesiology and Exercise Science16
Anthropology13
Women's Studies11
International & Global Studies10
Philosophy9
Religion & Religious Studies8
International Law and Legal Studies8
Music, General7
Japanese Studies7
French Language and Literature6
Film & Cinema & Video Studies6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General6
Latin American Studies3
Music Theory and Composition2
German Language and Literature2
Archeology2
Chinese Studies1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Humanities & Humanistic Studies1
Grand Total51311884
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%63%75%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,841
Citations
50,718

Publication count by topic

Medicine
382
Psychology
253
Sociology
140
Biology
106
Political science
104
Mathematics
86
Business
79
Computer science
78
Economics
74
Engineering
63
History
62
Chemistry
60
Physics
50
Philosophy
42
Art
39
Geography
32
Environmental science
28
Materials science
25
Geology
14

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History827185
Philosophy886160
Political science1085823
Economics10902,951
Psychology10969,825
Mathematics12066,197
Sociology12081,315
Physics12334,886
Business13401,764
Medicine137610,427
Geography1621684
Art162521
Engineering2125944
Biology21734,595
Environmental science2669365
Geology2726101
Computer science3239584
Chemistry3647683
Materials science3685297

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901868
19911169
19921196
199316132
199411111
199515139
199625138
199725184
199818198
199920245
200024268
200121384
200227558
200330534
200424520
200540700
200639713
200749967
2008521077
2009641239
2010651347
2011791650
2012722021
2013832415
2014923158
20151173407
20161074136
20171094609
20181134310
20191085167
20201105834

General info

Founded1842
WikipediaWillamette University
MottoNon nobis solum nati sumus
Not unto ourselves alone are we born
Colorscardinal, old gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff578
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address900 State St
Salem, Oregon, 97301
United States
City population155,000
Phone5033706300

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