Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Willamette University (Salem, OR)


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Willamette University is ranked 92 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 228 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 67%
Applicants who took ACT 46%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+19%
600-69944%
600+62%

SAT Math Score

700+9%
600-69943%
600+52%

ACT Score

30-3631%
24-2953%
24+85%

Students applied6,181
Students admitted4,825
Admission rate78%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate71%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,840
Fees$318
Room and board$11,880
Estimated book expense$970
Total cost$61,008

Cost after need-based aid$31,319
Cost after non-need-based aid$39,952

Average debt at graduation$29,958

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$29,689
Average non-need-based aid$21,056

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,002

Full-Time

Men801
Women1,061

Part-Time

Men69
Women71

Freshmen retained86%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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