Student Profile

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 successful future in their lives and their careers.

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.

2018 First-Year Profile

  • Applied: 4,200
  • Enrolled: 404
  • GPA: (middle 50%) 3.6-4.1
  • SAT: (middle 50%) [Critical Reading + Math + Writing] 1190-1390
  • ACT: (middle 50%) 27-30

All Undergraduate Students

  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,750
  • 45% Men, 55% Women
  • Students come from 42 states, 15 countries
  • Four-year graduation rate: 66%
  • Multicultural students: 34%


At Willamette, our community is working to create resources that diverse students need 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 can also learn about Willamette’s efforts around 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)
  • Triathlon (W) *Coming 2021
  • 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

Select Graduate Schools Attended

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

National Scholars in the Last Five Years

  • Fulbright Fellows: 14
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows: 6
  • Kemper Scholars: 5
  • Public Policy and International Affairs Fellows: 5
  • Gilman International Scholars: 4
  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholars: 3
  • Truman Scholars: 2