Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

Application Numbers Raise the Bar

Despite the current economy, Willamette has seen a surge in application numbers to this point and is looking ahead – with cautious optimism – to favorable enrollment results come May.

Last month’s CLA Winter Preview yielded a staggering 868 visitors – half the size of the entire undergraduate student body – to Willamette's campus. Undergraduate applications are up by about 30 percent overall and the Office of Admission has, for the first time, seen over 5,000 completed files come through.

Law, AGSM and School of Education application numbers are also up. Each school continues the drive toward the National Candidate Reply Date of May 1 and, ultimately, final enrollment figures to come in September.