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WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, SALEM, OREGON

Salem, OregonLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1842Established Year
  2498Enrollment

Willamette University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

The Willamette University founded in 1842 is the national leader in sustainability and civic engagement. This renowned private liberal arts university encourages its students to develop knowledge in the fields of data science and public health. The diverse and highly intellectual social community of the university helps students develop a better civic sense.

The location of the university plays an important role in getting amazing opportunities for research, internship, and placements. Its global partnership with the Tokyo International University of America enables more than 40% of the undergraduate students to earn credits abroad in more than 40 countries.

Willamette University offers admissions in degrees offered in the College of Law, College of Liberal Arts, and Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1842
Campus SettingUrban
Total Enrollment2,126
Total Faculty278

Willamette University Ranking

  • In the 2020 edition of the Best Colleges in National Liberal Arts Colleges the university is ranked 68th.
  • The MBA program of the university is ranked No.1 in Oregon by the Forbes.
  • The U.S. News and World Report ranked the university no. 88th among the Best Value Schools.
  • Ranked 121st in the Top Performers on Social Mobility list of U.S. News and World Report 2020.

Willamette University Campus

Willamette university campus
  • The university is in Salem, Oregon right across the street from the Capitol Building and is spread over 61 acres.
  • It also includes 305 acres at Willamette University’s Zena Forest.
  • There are 52 buildings with 15 residential facilities and 2 Greek sororities.
  • The campus has Smith auditorium, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, M. Lee Pelton Theatre, and Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Residence Facilities at Willamette University

It is compulsory for all first- and second-year undergraduate students to live on campus, however, it is not compulsory for upperclassmen and graduate students.

  • More than 2,400 undergraduate students live on-campus.
  • The on-campus graduate housing is in WISH house and the University Apartments.
  • All the graduate housing offers facilities like cafes, eating outlets, on-site laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi cables.
  • The off-campus housing in Salem is low cost and students can find all the related details on Salem Moving Guide.

Programs offered at Willamette University

Willamette University offers programs in the fields of liberal arts, law and management.

  • The College of Liberal Arts offers a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Music.
  • The College of Law offers LLM, MLS, and Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • The MBA program is offered by the Atkinson Graduate School of Management
  • The university also offers Joint Degree programs like MBA/JD, BA/MBA, and BA/JD
  • The university offers a single graduate degree program in Data Science.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at the university can follow the below-mentioned application process:

Application Portal: Students can apply via the Common Application Online

Application Fee: 65USD

Application Deadline

  • Spring: November 01
  • Fall: January 15

Basic Admission Requirements:

  • School report, report of secondary education and post-secondary work,
  • Copy of passport photo identification page,
  • Financial guarantee statement,
  • Letter of recommendation by Counselor
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    • TOEFL iBT: 83
    • TOEFL paper-based: 560
    • TOEFL CBT:220
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • PTE: 60

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students at the university is mentioned below:

Undergraduate

Annual Budget Academic Year (2020-2021) USDFall SemesterSpring Semester
Tuition25,87525,875
Student Fees490370
Books and Supplies506506
Room and Board6,4966,496
Cost of Attendance33,34033,220

College of Law

Annual Budget Academic Year (2020-2021) USDFall SemesterSpring Semester
Tuition23,56523,565
Student Fees195195
Books and Supplies792792
Room and Board79187,918
Cost of Attendance32,47032,470

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

The university invests more than 42 million USD in institutional scholarships annually. Students are offered merit and competitive scholarships to afford study in the USA along with grants, loans, student endowment, and awards.

  • Willamette First-Year student Merit scholarship: This scholarship is worth 27,000 USD and is offered based on academic performance.
  • Music Scholarship: This scholarship is offered based on the candidate’s musical performance and
  • Dempsey Scholarship program: This scholarship is meant for the students of environmental science majors and is worth 4,000 USD.

Placements

  • The university follows a “one student at a time” approach and helps students by providing them development plans and tools.
  • Willamette has a dedicated placement office that helps the students find better career opportunities and transition into legal professionals.

Alumni Network

  • More than 29,000 alumni are spread in the U.S. and 72 other countries out of which 65% of them live in Oregon, Washington, or California. The university offers several benefits including access to Halt, year access to Sparks Athletic Center, and honor the alumni through the Alumni award, etc.
  • Some notable alumni: Mike Benette: Lifestyle J. Sparks Medallion, Madge Bauer: Founder of Salem Keizer Education Foundation, Manuel Velazquez-Garay: Founder of Timon.
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Willamette University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3002
FAFSA Code003227
Accreditation NWCCU
Average Cost of Attendance$49,750 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-88- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Graduate
GMAT552-- -

Willamette University Acceptance Rate

89.1%

Acceptance Rate

4484

Total Applicants

3002

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

45.3%

Male

54.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program89.1%
Total Applicants2448
Total Enrolled2181
Graduate
Graduate Programs89.0%
Total Applicants922
Total Enrolled821

Willamette University Enrollment

Enrollment
Willamette University Enrollment3002
Undergraduate Enrollment2181
Graduate Enrollment821
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate65.8%

Attendance Cost

$49,750

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$49,750 / Year
Post Graduate Program$45,530 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$970 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,880 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,254 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,880 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,254 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,232 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,254 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Program Wise Accreditations
Law ProgramsAmerican Bar Association
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
390526871218-
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    College rating

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    10/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
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    Chandra narula, INDIA International studies
    Willamette University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    9.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY IS ONE OF THE AMAZING UNIVERSITY

    I opted for this university because it had high ratings and people around me talked a lot about it. The classes here are challenging, and I can see myself meeting my goal of wanting to become a successful person in the future while being at this university. I was not required to pay any charges for the form as I am an American resident.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The international studies curriculum is very varied and informative. It helps me to prepare for the working world. Lots of hands-on classes are provided to us.

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    900 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301
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    Train Station

    Salem Railroad Station0.38 Km

    Airport

    Helipad0.44 Km
    Mount Jefferson Lumber Company Airstrip3.03 Km
    B-17 Alliance Foundation3.46 Km
    Flying W Airport7.65 Km
    Steel Systems Heliport7.91 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Newhang0.76 Km
    Pringle Park Plaza0.76 Km
    Nowshin Ahmed0.92 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's0.93 Km
    Reed Opera House0.94 Km
    Liberty Plaza0.98 Km
    Toby0.99 Km
    Westgate Shopping Center2.11 Km
    William2.24 Km
    Glen Creek Crossing2.37 Km
    Tobyreallykidsalone2.61 Km
    Oak Hills Shopping Center2.74 Km
    Commercial Fairview2.78 Km
    Willamette Town Center3.48 Km
    Frederick J. Harman, RPH4.14 Km
    Keizer Village5.2 Km
    P'Dubs6.96 Km
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    Restaurant

    Word Of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro0.8 Km
    The Grand Hotel in Salem0.86 Km
    Best Little Roadhouse1.31 Km
    Subway Restaurants2.74 Km
    Jimmy John's2.86 Km
    Padington's Pizza North2.94 Km
    Subway3.25 Km
    Capital City Grill3.31 Km
    Gilgamesh Brewing3.37 Km
    Auntie Anne's3.55 Km
    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant3.86 Km
    Little Caesars Pizza5.13 Km
    Love Love Teriyaki :)5.47 Km
    Cafe at CCBC6.21 Km
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    Book Store

    Christian Science Reading Room0.86 Km
    Holy Family Supply0.88 Km
    Class Conscious Big Books1.44 Km
    Reader's Guide1.91 Km
    Libreria Catolica Emmanuel2.56 Km
    Salem Brew Supply2.9 Km
    By Candlelight and Conjure2.94 Km
    Brigadoon Books3.01 Km
    Escape Fiction Books3.15 Km
    Rainbow West3.45 Km
    Berean Hall Group LLC3.72 Km
    Chemeketa Bookstore6.33 Km
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