Willamette University

#990 / #302
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School
Private university located in Salem, Oregon

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About Willamette University

According to Wikipedia, Willamette University is a private liberal arts college with locations in Salem and Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1842, it is the oldest college in the Western United States. Originally named the Oregon Institute, the school was an unaffiliated outgrowth of the Methodist Mission. The name was changed to Wallamet University in 1852, followed by the current spelling in 1870. Willamette founded the first medical school and law school in the Pacific Northwest in the second half of the 19th century.

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Willamette University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

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How Much Does Willamette University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$25,843
30K - 48K$24,635
48K - 75K$27,843
75K - 110K$35,634

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Willamette University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Willamette University, then you can expect to earn an average of $57,900 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Willamette University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

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Where is Willamette University?

Willamette University is located at 900 State St, Salem OR 97301

How Safe is Willamette University?

Salem has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Willamette University Known For?

Willamette University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

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Who Are Willamette University's Most Influential Alumni?

Willamette University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, Economics, and Criminal Justice. Here are some of Willamette University's most famous alumni:

Dale T. Mortensen
Dale T. Mortensen
An American economist .
Gerald Pearson
An American physicist.
Douglas Coe
An American evangelical.
Richard Laymon
An American writer .
Mark Hatfield
An American politician, governor of Oregon and U. S. Senator .
Charles L. McNary
A United States Senator from Oregon.
Lisa Murkowski
A United States Senator from Alaska.
Clyde Wiegand
An American physicist .
William S. Laughlin
An American anthropologist.
James Cuno
An American museum director & art historian.
Neil Everett
Neil Everett
An American sportscaster.
Daryl Chapin
Daryl Chapin
An American physicist.

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