Willamette, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated university offering a collaborative learning environment and many opportunities for co-curricular development. The university aims to prepare thinkers, creators, and leaders for meaningful work in the public and private sectors, as well as admission to the finest graduate and professional schools. The college''s tradition of service and its location adjacent to the state capitol facilitate internships, collaborative research, and other special projects that span a wide spectrum of academic interests. Its 72-acre campus is located in the center of Salem, 45 miles south of Portland.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,335
Undergraduates
545
Men - 40.8%
803
Women - 60.1%
548
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 3,995 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.96
SAT Math
600-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$67,710
Tuition and Fees
$48,428
Room and Board
$15,380
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$39,481
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,722
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
163
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
20%
10-19
55%
20-29
22%
30-39
2%
40-49
1%
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Salem Population
175,891
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
67% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bearcat
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6%
Asian
4.9%
Black/African-American
1.9%
Hispanic/Latino
14.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
7.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.6%
White
67.4%
Unknown
1.8%
International Students
1.1% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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