Willamette University

Salem, OR
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Willamette University Review

Salem, OR, 900 State St
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Career Preparation C
Students and Culture C+
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups B+
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Willamette University is a small, private, four-year university enrolling 2,746 students and offering 47 degrees in Salem, OR.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Willamette University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
222 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
21
Archeology
9
Asian Studies/civilization
2
Chinese Studies
1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
2
Comparative Literature
1
Ethnic Studies
3
History
30
Humanities/humanistic Studies
1
International/global Studies
15
Japanese Studies
6
Latin American Studies
6
Philosophy
11
Political Science
47
Psychology
34
Religion/religious Studies
4
Sociology
26
Women's Studies
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
173 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
117
Economics
56
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Legal and Law
120 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
International Law and Legal Studies
16
Law
104
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Education and Liberal Arts
106 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
14
English Language and Literature
34
French Language and Literature
2
German Language and Literature
2
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
0
Rhetoric and Composition
20
Russian Language and Literature
4
Spanish Language and Literature
30
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
66 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
26
Chemistry
16
Mathematics
14
Neuroscience
3
Physics
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
35 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
35
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
32 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
9
Film/cinema/video Studies
1
Fine Arts
12
Keyboard Instruments
1
Music
4
Music Pedagogy
2
Music Theory and Composition
0
Stringed Instruments
3
Voice and Opera
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Engineering
19 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Environmental Science
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
11 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
C Good
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 2 Reviews
Alumni
Rhetoric & Media Studies, Class of 2013

There is a career course you can take for 1/4 of the credit of a regular class (I found it to be useful only in the capacity that it made me accountable for working on my resume and career plan). There is also a career services center which I found largely unhelpful for students in my degree program.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 2011

Career center, networking events, internal job posting site

Rated January 2016
C+ Good
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 2 Reviews
Alumni
Rhetoric & Media Studies, Class of 2013

Many students are liberal and have strong beliefs in social justice. This can be great, but can also border on "call-out culture," where it is almost relished when someone does or says something that is not politically correct. There's a lot of anger on campus as far as social justice goes, but it doesn't seem to translate into meaningful changes. There is also a fairly strong lack of diversity, and whatever diversity is there is pretty divided by cliques. There are lots of different clubs to join, from physical activities to politics to drama and board games. The student body seems like it is half made up of students who are hardworking or overachievers and students who are just there on athletic scholarships and don't really care to participate much in academics.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 2 Reviews
Alumni
Rhetoric & Media Studies, Class of 2013

There are three dining facilities. One is located within a dorm and is largely Japanese themed (it seemed very authentic to cater to the large population of Japanese exchange students in that dorm). The other two dining centers are pretty good as well. About half of the dorms seem very nice and modern, and the other half are typical college dorms--less nice, but not gross. I had most of my classes on a brand new building, which spent way too much money on technology in places that weren't necessary, but it was cool. It has a full size theater inside. The computer labs changed halfway through college, and are rather nice now. Most computers can dual boot Windows or Mac, which is great. The library is pretty old school, but has everything you'd need.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 2011

Hit and miss, they were okay. Computer labs were fine.

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 2 Reviews
Alumni
Rhetoric & Media Studies, Class of 2013

When I was there, I was in a petty nerdy board game/ b-movie watching club that was pretty tight knit. There are lots of intramural sports teams that were fun to play on and weren't competitive. Debate was also fairly popular, and the students got to go to some pretty great countries during their junior or senior years.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 2011

No idea, ever club at like 10 kids in it.

Rated January 2016
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