Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Willamette University (Salem, OR)


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Willamette University is ranked 84 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 204 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 70%
Applicants who took ACT 54%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+18%
600-69940%
600+59%

SAT Math Score

700+10%
600-69945%
600+55%

ACT Score

30-3626%
24-2959%
24+84%

Students applied6,332
Students admitted4,935
Admission rate78%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate71%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,900
Fees$317
Room and board$11,600
Estimated book expense$950
Total cost$59,767

Cost after need-based aid$31,924
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,647

Average debt at graduation$26,643

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met84%
Average need-based aid$27,843
Average non-need-based aid$19,120

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,384

Full-Time

Men843
Women1,134

Part-Time

Men198
Women209

Freshmen retained87%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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