Willamette University

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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 two thousand students.

78% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Willamette University was reported as 77.9% in Fall 2020 with over 3,970 college 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Willamette University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.1%
  • 2017-2018: 89.1%
  • 2018-2019: 83.6%
  • 2019-2020: 77.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 75.9%

How Does Willamette University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Willamette University is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Corban University85.1%
Western Oregon University84.6%
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus81.7%
George Fox University82.4%
Lewis & Clark College72.2%

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 Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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