Willamette University: Statistics

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#1684 of 14,131 In the World
#491 of 2,597 In North America
#444 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 31 In Oregon
#1 of 2 In Salem
#665 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
80%
Avg. cost to attend
$37,913 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,302
Graduates
564
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
willamette.edu

Willamette University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 80% 75% 84%
Applicants 4,010 1,555 2,455
Admissions 3,215 1,160 2,055
Freshmen enrolled full time 323 144 179
Freshmen enrolled part time 1 1

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

White 1152 (62%)
Hispanic 265 (14%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 135 (7%)
Two or more races 117 (6%)
Asian 106 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 34 (2%)
Black or African American 32 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 10 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 6 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$37,913/year
Average aid awarded
$28,760
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $25,843
$30-48K $24,635
$48-75K $27,843
$75-110K $35,634
$110K+ $42,298

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $53,300$44,900
Tuition in-state $53,300$44,900
Tuition out-of-state $53,300$44,900
Fee in-district $534$390
Fee in-state $534$390
Fee out-of-state $534$390

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,313
Combined charge for room and board $13,480
Room charge $7,000
Meal charge $6,480

Willamette University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Law 110
Business Administration and Management, General 109
Economics, General 40
Environmental Science 33
Psychology, General 33
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 31
Communication and Media Studies, Other 29
English Language and Literature, General 25
Political Science and Government, General 25
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 23
Sociology, General 21
Spanish Language and Literature 17
Chemistry, General 15
Physics, General 15
International & Globalization Studies 13
Mathematics, General 13
Computer Science 12
History, General 12
Anthropology, General 9
Philosophy 8
Japanese Studies 7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 6
Chinese Studies 5
Archeology 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Fine & Studio Arts, General 4
International Law and Legal Studies 4
Russian Language and Literature 4
Women's Studies 4
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 3
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 2
Music, General 2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
Demography and Population Studies 1
French Language and Literature 1
German Language and Literature 1
Latin American Studies 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
Grand Total 428 113 110
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 74% 68% 78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,701
Citations
51,476

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
528 / 9,717
Medicine
439 / 16,051
Biology
292 / 8,393
Psychology
229 / 8,346
Business
183 / 8,189
Oncology and Cancer research
159 / 3,606
Computer Science
128 / 2,796
Sociology
127 / 1,029
Environmental Science
127 / 3,128
Engineering
118 / 2,881
Physics
111 / 7,768
Economics
108 / 2,037
Art & Design
99 / 370
Political Science
93 / 917
Demography
73 / 2,965
Chemistry
69 / 1,841
Child Psychology
61 / 2,484
Social Psychology
61 / 2,304
Mathematics
60 / 6,680
Health Science
55 / 1,689
History
54 / 163
Law
53 / 106
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
40 / 1,530
Ecology
40 / 1,440
Astrophysics and Astronomy
40 / 6,206
Philosophy
40 / 169
Surgery
40 / 1,984
Physical Therapy
37 / 3,231
Immunology
37 / 1,655
Materials Science
34 / 403
Education Majors
34 / 402
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
33 / 53
Geography and Cartography
30 / 751
Communications and Public Relations
30 / 1,727
Public Policy / Administration
30 / 347
Cognitive Science
30 / 1,585
Math Teachers
28 / 270
Creative Writing
27 / 135
Structural Engineering
27 / 601
Media Studies
27 / 31

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 89
1992 15 139
1993 19 130
1994 15 136
1995 18 157
1996 27 165
1997 26 216
1998 22 223
1999 24 280
2000 26 324
2001 26 396
2002 29 629
2003 33 558
2004 28 560
2005 44 762
2006 42 774
2007 52 1058
2008 55 1227
2009 68 1402
2010 75 1490
2011 89 1818
2012 76 2188
2013 89 2518
2014 101 3349
2015 122 3599
2016 127 4381
2017 136 4885
2018 116 4758
2019 112 5595
2020 133 6892
2021 102 7619

Willamette University alumni

  1. Lisa Murkowski

    Lisa Murkowski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Willamette University
    Studied in 1975-1977
    In 1985 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Lisa Ann Murkowski (/mɜːrˈkaʊskiː/ mur-KOW-skee; (born May 22, 1957) is an American attorney and politician serving as the senior United States senator for Alaska, having held that seat since 2002. Murkowski is the second-most senior Republican woman in the Senate, after Susan Collins of Maine. Like Collins, Murkowski is often described as one of the most moderate Republicans in the Senate and a crucial swing vote. Murkowski became the dean of Alaska's Congressional delegation upon Representative Don Young's death.

  2. Jay Inslee

    Jay Inslee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Willamette University
    In 1976 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    lawyerprosecutorpolitician
    Biography

    Jay Robert Inslee is an American politician, lawyer, and economist who has served as the 23rd governor of Washington since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 1995 and again from 1999 to 2012, and was a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

  3. Nick Symmonds

    Nick Symmonds
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    middle-distance runnerathletics competitor
    Biography

    Nicholas Boone Symmonds is a retired American middle-distance track athlete, from Boise, Idaho, specializing in the 800 meters and 1500 meters distances. Symmonds signed with Brooks Running in January 2014 after a 7-year sponsorship with Nike. In college at Willamette University he won seven NCAA Division III titles in outdoor track. Symmonds is a 6-time US National 800 meters champion. He has competed in the 800m at two Olympic Games, reaching the semi-finals in Beijing 2008, while in London 2012, he finished fifth in the final, running a personal best of 1:42.95 behind David Rudisha's world record. He won a silver medal in the 800 meters at the 2013 World Championships, having previously finished sixth in the 2009 final and fifth in 2011.

  4. Punit Renjen

    Punit Renjen
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Willamette University
    Graduated with master's degree in management
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Punit Renjen is an Indian-American businessman who has been chief executive officer of the multinational professional services firm Deloitte since June 1, 2015. Previously, Renjen was chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP, and later, held the role of chairman of Deloitte LLP (United States) from 2011 to 2015.

General info

Founded 1842
Motto Non nobis solum nati sumus
Not unto ourselves alone are we born
Colors cardinal, old gold
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 532
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 900 State St
Salem, Oregon, 97301
United States
City population 176,000
Phone 5033706300

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