Willamette students

Every student at Willamette has a unique story to tell, a way of looking at life that reflects their heritage and hometown. But they’re all here for the same reason: They want an education that challenges their intellect and prepares them for a rewarding career and a meaningful life.

The facts below provide an introduction to our student body. The best way to see our students in action is through a campus visit.

Fast Facts

Get to know our student body at a glance.

2019 First-Year Profile

  • Applied: 3,970
  • Enrolled: 371
  • GPA: (middle 50%) 3.7-4.1
  • SAT: (middle 50%) [Critical Reading + Math] 1145-1340
  • ACT: (middle 50%) 24-30

All Undergraduate Students

  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,624
  • 42% Men, 58% Women
  • Students come from 36 states, nine countries
  • Four-year graduation rate: 67%
  • Multicultural students: 31%


At Willamette, our community provides resources for diverse students through staff support, student organizations and wide-ranging academic programs. Learn more about these resources through our admissions site and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

You also can learn about Willamette’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by visiting the website of the office of the vice president.

Student Clubs

Student Experience

Student experiences at Willamette are incredibly varied as they take full advantage of the opportunities that we offer both within and outside of the classroom.


Student Life

NCAA Division III Sports

  • Baseball (M)
  • Basketball (M, W)
  • Cross Country (M, W)
  • Football (M)
  • Golf (M, W)
  • Lacrosse (W) 
  • Soccer (M, W)
  • Softball (W)
  • Swimming (M, W)
  • Tennis (M, W)
  • Track and Field (M, W)
  • Volleyball (W)

Alumni Outcomes

At Willamette, our Career Communities prepare students to become confident, self-directed and engaged global citizens. Here are some recent outcomes from our young alumni.

Recent Employers

  • Boeing
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Intel
  • MercyCorps
  • Microsoft
  • National Public Radio
  • Nike
  • Oakley
  • Seattle Seahawks

Select Graduate Schools Attended

  • Columbia University
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • London School of Economics
  • Oxford University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • Willamette University
  • Yale University

National Scholars since 2008

  • Fulbright Fellows: 23
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows: 13
  • Gilman International Scholars: 13
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholars: 8
  • Truman Scholars: 3
  • Luce Scholars: 3
  • Udall Scholars: 3
Willamette University

Office of Admission

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6303 voice
1-844-BEARCAT toll free
503-375-5363 fax
503-375-5383 TDD

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