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Willamette University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1842
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,055
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $248,121,000
Admissions Address

900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

Website

http://www.willamette.edu

Admissions E-mail

LIBARTS@willamette.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Sue Rauch, Intrm VP Enrol
Admissions office telephone: (503) 370-6303
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.willamette.edu/admission/application/ Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 1
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 75%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 82%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 2,968
Total acceptances: 2,240
Total freshman enrollment: 479
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 31%
Male applicants: 1,341
Male acceptances: 938
Male freshman enrollment: 221
 
Female applicants: 1,627
Female acceptances: 1,302
Female freshman enrollment: 258
Out-of-state freshmen: 64%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 216
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 165
Students enrolled from waiting list: 52

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 47%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 77%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 68%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 88%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 – 690
Math: 580 – 670
Combined: 1160 – 1360

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 22.0% 15.0%
600-699 46.0% 51.0%
500-599 27.0% 29.0%
400-499 5.0% 5.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 42%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 30
Math: 23 – 28
Composite: 24 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 24.0% N/A N/A
24-29 58.0% N/A N/A
18-23 18.0% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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