Willamette University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Salem, OR, a predominately urban area. Willamette University has an enrollment of approximately three thousand students.
Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to Willamette University. A score in the range of 1615 - 1950 on the SAT exam, or 24 - 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Willamette University average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.64 for accepted students. 58% of all applicants are granted admission to Willamette University, from which 12 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at willamette.edu.
Overall Willamette University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013
The overall acceptance rate for Willamette University was reported as 57.8% in Fall 2013 with over 8,110 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1615 - 1950
- ACT Scores: 24 - 29
- Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64
How Hard Is It to Get into Willamette University?
Applicant Selectivity: High
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Willamette University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.
Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection
The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Willamette University has been getting much higher in the past few years.
Acceptance Rate By Year
- 2009-2010: 59.5%
- 2010-2011: 42.1%
- 2011-2012: 40.6%
- 2012-2013: 83.1%
- 2013-2014: 57.8%
- Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 59.9%
How Does Willamette University Compare?
The acceptance rate for Willamette University is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.
Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates
|Linfield College-McMinnville Campus||92.2%|
|George Fox University||75.3%|
|Lewis & Clark College||62.9%|
Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
- High School GPA Scores are Required
- High School Class Rankings are Recommended
- School Records are Required
- College Prep Classes are Required
- Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
- Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
- TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required
Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)
Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Willamette University (Fall 2013)
|SAT® Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||540 - 660|
|Math||540 - 650|
|Writing||535 - 640|
|Total Score||1615 - 1950|
|English||24 - 31|
|Math||24 - 29|
|Composite Score||24 - 29|