Salem, OR
Willamette University


66 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Elyssa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's nice because it is small. An enjoyable community. Everyone knows everyone or will eventually get to know the other stude...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's nice because it is small. An enjoyable community. Everyone knows everyone or will eventually get to know the other students. Most professors seem to actually care about their students rather than just shrug them off or toward a TA. So far, I like the academic rigor and the friendliness everyone on campus has toward one another.

Robert
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Not a bad university, however, there is a massive discrepancy between the tuition and the value. With a sticker price of over...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Not a bad university, however, there is a massive discrepancy between the tuition and the value. With a sticker price of over $200,000 for a four-year undergraduate degree, you would think they would provide an excellent education with plenty of opportunities for advancing their students' future careers. Unfortunately, that is not the case. As a music major, I see that the several pianos on campus are not regularly maintained, mostly due to budgetary reasons, which then begs the question: If the tuition is over $50,000 per year, how can we not afford to have the instruments simply tuned. Unfortunately, the budget is controlled not by members of the music department, but by the administrators for the college of liberal arts, which appear to not understand the needs of the music department. So to summarize, it's not a bad education, however, I don't think it brings a solid return on a $200,000 investment.

Emma
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They say a lot of things in their brochure; accessible teachers who care about you, a welcoming, diverse and genuine student ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

They say a lot of things in their brochure; accessible teachers who care about you, a welcoming, diverse and genuine student body. What they don't say that those wonderful traits are only available to a specific personality type. If you have ever had trouble fitting in, you are going to have a horrible time here, I know I have. Aside from that, great school. You will learn a lot. You will come away a better academic.

Christopher
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Willamette University is one of the best schools in the state of Oregon. It has the highest graduation rate among colleges an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Willamette University is one of the best schools in the state of Oregon. It has the highest graduation rate among colleges and has a high retention rate. However, as the school is politically active, there is a heavy left bias on a campus that preaches diversity. Overall however, the education is superb, with small class sizes, and an engaged student body.

Kristianna
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I love Willamette and the people. It has quickly become my home. Some of the housing is a little worn down, but others are ni...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Willamette and the people. It has quickly become my home. Some of the housing is a little worn down, but others are nice its luck of the draw. The food is good, it's easy to complain but it is worse elsewhere. I have fallen in love with all of the people I have met and work with inside class and out.

Tara
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Willamette is known for its academic rigor and lives up to its name. Currently, there are many issues surrounding the budget...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Willamette is known for its academic rigor and lives up to its name. Currently, there are many issues surrounding the budget facing the school due to the recession and lack of enrollment. The school is doing the best they can to continue to provide current services to the students but it's a struggle. The biggest is on-campus healthcare which will be gone by next fall (2018) aside from the mental health services, which are already overwhelmed. Aside from that, all the professors at Willamette are AMAZING and willing to work with you every step of the way. The course load can be tough at times but talking to professors is a huge help. There are many opportunities for different clubs and on-campus jobs. The food leaves a bit to be desired but it's not too bad. Housing, depending on the dorm, is what you would imagine a typical dorm to be like. Some of the newer/renovated dorms are really nice while the older ones are much like the "standard" old-school dorms one would usually imagine. There's not a lot to do on weekends close to the university unless you have a car but one club or the outdoor program usually has some type of trip going. Overall, it's not the perfect school but it's a close-knit community where everyone​ cares about each others' success.

Mary
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a first year student, I have enjoyed my experience at Willamette. I really enjoy the academics here- my teachers are easy...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a first year student, I have enjoyed my experience at Willamette. I really enjoy the academics here- my teachers are easy to talk to and they provide a managable workload. There are issues with some aspects like healthcare because there is discussion of cutting it, but we do have a hospital right across the street.

Julissa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It a great place, where you get to learn a lot about this Willamette community. Have amazing professor who help you out and a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It a great place, where you get to learn a lot about this Willamette community. Have amazing professor who help you out and are always there when you need them. It's a quite place and safe to just walk around. And the best part is all the shops and places you can go around Willamette, to just going over to the capital and see its amazing parks.

Erica
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Willamette was not my first choice but I'm so glad I committed. All of the professors are available and genuinely care about ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Willamette was not my first choice but I'm so glad I committed. All of the professors are available and genuinely care about you and your success. Everyone is willing to help each other and the community is incredibly accepting. My largest class is around 40 and the smallest is 14 so the professors know all of our names and know us individually.

Victor
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It was my first choice University, was lucky enough to get in. This is a private University in the heart of Salem Oregon. It ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It was my first choice University, was lucky enough to get in. This is a private University in the heart of Salem Oregon. It provides excellent classes as well as extra curricular activities. Plenty of sports available and exquisite food available. There are plenty of places to live off campus as well. The teachers are available to help after class and there are tutors for everything.

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,997
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $47,217
  • Acceptance rate
  • 78%

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