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Willamette University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,800
Total Undergrads
Including 110 Part-time
427
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Northwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $44,847)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $46,923)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 20 15 - Yes
Football 126 - - -
Golf 10 4 - -
Rowing 14 50 - -
Soccer 26 22 Yes Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming 4 8 - -
Tennis 15 12 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 42 26 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 19 16 Yes -
Volleyball - 20 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Kayaking - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.7%
Hispanic 5.0%
Non-resident alien 10.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 20.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 55.7%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 9%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 14
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Julia from Kaneohe, HI
  • 5
  • Dorm life is great, the residence life department does a great job of hiring skillful community mentors that organize hall activities and events. If you have any concerns they are…

  • May-25-2012 Read More
  • Andrew from Los Angeles, CA
  • 4
  • The dorms are fantastic. The regular dorms are small but comfortable, and you'll be wanting to go outside a lot anyway. The Kaneko dorms are the best, huge and very…

  • Apr-14-2013 Read More
  • Amanda from Stayton, OR
  • 3
  • Dorm life depends a lot on which dorm you choose. Baxter and Sheppard are substance free dorms, so they typically have a quiet environment (at least Baxter based on personal…

  • May-20-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Jose from Salem, OR
  • Jun-30-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is great. I enjoyed the variety that Willamette has to offer.

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  • 4
  • Amanda from Stayton, OR
  • May-20-2014 I am a current student here

    There are several places open for dining on Willamette's campus including Cat Cavern, Goudy Commons, and Kaneko as well as a few campus stores to buy food at, and there are also many surrounding restaurants in Salem. Goudy is the main food cafeteria and serves breakfast lunch and dinner every day. The food at goudy is usually good and there are always many options including a salad bar (lunch and dinner), soup bar (lunch and dinner), desert bar, wrap bar (during lunch), and many other choices. The cafeteria also serves soda, coffee, water, hot chocolate/cafe machine (if its working), a juice machine, and during breakfast and lunch a choice of different bottled drinks at the cash register. Dinners are usually all you care to eat and breakfast and lunch are usually paid with money or meal points.

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  • 4
  • Jacqueline from Los Gatos, CA
  • May-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Students tend to complain about Goudy, our main cafeteria, but as far as cafeterias go, it's not that bad. There are a few other on-campus food options if you don't want to eat at Goudy all the time. My biggest complaint about Goudy is that it can be difficult to find healthy options that also taste good.

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  • 3
  • Darrin from Honolulu, HI
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a past student here

    There are very few dining options on campus, but as a small school, it is to be expected. There are many good restaurants downtown, within 10 minutes walking distance.

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  • 5
  • Sophomore Bio Major
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls may get old by the end of the semester but overall they do a good job at mixing it up and providing healthy options for students with all kinds of dietary restrictions.

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  • 3
  • Anon from Fremont, CA
  • Jun-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Goudy, our dining hall, is pretty average. Especially if you've tasted authentic ethnic cuisine...

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  • 4
  • Courtney from Salem, OR
  • May-15-2013 I am a current student here

    You will hear this over and over: Lunch is better than dinner. However, both are good. There are a variety of options at each; however, the lunch is almost always the same options and it can get boring. If you have a friend in a sorority you can get a meal with them for 5 dollars, and they have personal chefs.

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  • 3
  • Andrew from Los Angeles, CA
  • Apr-14-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The gaudy commons is the main dining area and the food there can range from fantastic to stomach churning. The Kaneko dorm cafeteria is amazing. There is a chef on duty who makes everything fresh.

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  • 4
  • Kate
  • Apr-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Breakfast and lunch at Willamette are amazing. Dinner at Goudy isn't great though because it's buffet style for hundreds of people.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anon from Fremont, CA
  • Jun-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at Willamette is so different from that at other schools. The sororities and fraternities mostly follow strict rules and do not haze. They're also committed to their philanthropy and organize many fun on campus events, such as the majority of dances.

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  • 0
  • Courtney from Salem, OR
  • May-15-2013 I am a current student here

    There has been controversy at this school surrounding Greek life; however, this is mainly aimed at fraternities and not sororities.

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  • 0
  • Kate
  • Apr-10-2013 I am a current student here

    A large portion of the campus is Greek, but Greek life isn't what you think here. It's not traditional; there's little to no hazing, it's overall pretty inclusive and Greek students tend to be some of the most involved on campus. If you're not into Greek life it's not a big deal, you won't be looked down upon at all. However, Greek organizations put on most events and fundraisers around campus.

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  • 0
  • Nikolas from Salem, OR
  • Jan-31-2013 I am a current student here

    I am rushing Sigma Chi. There is a great Greek life system in place that allows for a great atmosphere.

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  • 0
  • Erica from Paradise, CA
  • Dec-21-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a huge part of Willamette. Instead of rushing, the recruitment process is much more personal. Freshmen get to go to open houses and join fraternity's and sorority's activities in their first semester to get a feel of which one they feel more at home with. This way they are sure of their choices in the spring semester.

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  • 0
  • Samantha
  • Aug-03-2012 I am a current student here

    There are four different fraternities at Willamette: Sigma Chi, SAE, Kappa Sigma, and Phi Delta There are three different sororities: Alpha Chi Omega, Pi Phi, and Delta Gamma

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  • 0
  • Emily from Eugene, OR
  • Jun-25-2012 I am a current student here

    This is a really great way to become part of a smaller community at Willamette. Rush happens second semester so you have plenty of time to decide if Greek life is right for you. It's not as big as it is at other schools and you don't have to be a member to go to their parties and some events unlike at other schools, which i think is really nice.

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