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Willamette University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Willamette University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.9%
Admission Difficulty for Willamette University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Willamette University and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,095 out of 3,972 applicants were admitted making Willamette University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Willamette University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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 2019 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 2019 starting class

Willamette University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.69
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Willamette University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Willamette University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Willamette University was 3.69 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.69 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Willamette University accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Willamette University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 48% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

75% 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 41%
Top 25% of class 75%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Willamette University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,383 1,589 3,972
Accepted 1,919 1,176 3,095
Acceptance Rate 81% 74% 78%
Enrolled 218 153 371
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
97

Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Willamette University Admission 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.

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What is my chance of getting into Willamette University?

78% 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.