Willamette Profile 2013-14

Nationally recognized for educational programs that are exciting, intellectually challenging and relevant. Graduates are prepared for a successful career of meaningful work in the private and public sectors or to pursue advanced study at some of the nation’s most prestigious graduate and professional schools.

Students

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Students

Total enrollment 2,757
Graduate programs 767
Undergraduate
1,990
Men 45%
Women 55%
Students come from 41 states, 19 countries
Multicultural
26%
First-year to sophomore retention 90%
Graduation rate 80%
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2013 First-Year Profile

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2013 First-Year Profile

Applied 8,109
Enrolling 552
Median GPA 3.73
Valedictorians 31
Median class rank 85%
Median SAT (Critical Reading + Math + Writing) 1760
Median ACT 26
Multicultural 36%
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Student Life

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Student Life

Student clubs and organizations 110
Study abroad 50%
2012–13 volunteer hours 58,000
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Academic Experience

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Academic Experience

Fulltime undergraduate faculty 178
Faculty with PhD or terminal degree 94%
Undergrad student-faculty ratio 10:1
Research with professors 40%
Completing internships 55%
Undergraduate average class size 14
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Undergraduate Class Size

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Undergraduate Class Size

CLASS SIZE NUMBER OF CLASSES
< 20 347
20 - 29 106
30 - 39 30
> 40 1
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Academic Programs

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Academic Programs

  • American Ethnic Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Art, Studio
  • Arts, Technology and Multimedia
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Management (3+2 BA / MBA)
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Comparative Literature and History of Ideas
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • 3+2 and 4+2 Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Exercise Science
  • Film Studies
  • 3+2 Forestry
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Japanese Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law (3+3 BA /JD)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics / Economics
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music*
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

*Willamette also offers a Bachelor of Music in music composition, music education or music performance.

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Willamette Graduate Programs

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Willamette Graduate Programs

Pair your liberal arts education with a Willamette graduate degree to stand out from the competition. And with the dual degree programs in business and law, you can earn two degrees in less time.

  • Business Management (3+2 BA / Master of Business Administration)
  • Law (3+3 BA /Juris Doctor)
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Pacific Rim Partnership

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Pacific Rim Partnership

Tokyo International University of America, co-located at Willamette, integrates about 100 students annually from Japan, China, Korea and other Pacific Rim countries into the university community to live and learn side-by-side with Willamette students. Willamette students are also eligible to enroll in the Japan Studies Program at Tokyo International University in Kawagoe.

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National Scholars in the Past Five Years

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National Scholars in the Past Five Years

Fulbright Fellows 15
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows 8
Kemper Scholars 6
NCAA Postgraduate Scholars 4
Goldwater Scholars 2
Truman Scholars 3
Hertz Graduate Fellow 1
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Recent Employers

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Recent Employers

Our graduates — and their employers — credit Willamette with providing the expertise they need for successful careers in a wide range of fields.

  • Boeing
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Intel
  • McKinsey & Company
  • MercyCorps
  • Microsoft
  • National Public Radio
  • Nike
  • Oakley
  • U.S. Vice President’s Office
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Career Services

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Career Services

Willamette helps students think about their future through a wide array of career-related activities.

  • First-year program on career preparation
  • Individual career counseling
  • Alumni network to mentor students
  • Workshops on job applications and interviews
  • Virtual career center for 24 / 7 assistance
  • For-credit course on career development
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NCAA Division III Athletics Northwest Conference

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NCAA Division III Athletics Northwest Conference

Student participation:

Intercollegiate athletics 25%
Intramural athletics 65%
Academic All-Conference Athletes in 2011–12 93

NCAA Division III Sports

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

Four sports participated in 2011–12 NCAA Division III national championship competition: cross country (M, W), track and field (M, W)

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Graduate Schools Attended

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Graduate Schools Attended

Willamette’s rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts program prepares students to enter top-notch graduate schools like these, which often admit our alumni.

  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • London School of Economics
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Oxford
  • Yale University
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Accreditations

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Accreditations

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

American Bar Association

American Chemical Society

Association of American Law Schools

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

National Association of Schools of Music

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

University Senate of The United Methodist Church

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Tuition (2013-14) and Financial Aid

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Tuition (2013-14) and Financial Aid

Endowment $214 million
Annual tuition $41,990
Comprehensive charges (tuition, room, board, books, fees) $53,755
Receiving need-based aid 61%
Average need-based financial aid package $33,638

Academic merit scholarships and talent awards in music, theatre and debate are available.

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