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Willamette University Admission Requirements

Salem, Oregon

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Chances of getting into Willamette University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Willamette University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Willamette University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Willamette University is 80%.  It ranks #9 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Willamette University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,215 out of 4,010 applicants were admitted.

Willamette University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.97. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Willamette University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Willamette University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Willamette University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Willamette University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Willamette University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Willamette University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Willamette University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Willamette University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Willamette University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Willamette University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Willamette University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Willamette University was 3.97 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.97 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Willamette University accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Willamette University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 76.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 15.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 7.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 2.0% Low
3.00 to 3.24 0% Low
2.50 to 2.99 0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

81% of Willamette University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Willamette University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 46%
Top 25% of class 81%
Top 50% of class 96%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Willamette University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,455 1,555 4,010
Accepted 2,055 1,160 3,215
Acceptance Rate 84% 75% 80%
Enrolled 179 145 324
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 12% 10%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 62 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Willamette University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Willamette University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Willamette University Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Willamette University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=210401 IPEDS survey data for Willamette University.


What is my chance of getting into Willamette University?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Willamette University. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.