Willamette University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Willamette University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,935 out of 6,332 applicants or 78% were admitted making Willamette University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Willamette University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,722 2,610 6,332
Accepted 3,019 1,916 4,935
Acceptance Rate 81% 73% 78%
Enrolled 294 227 521
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 12% 11%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Willamette University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Willamette University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Willamette University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1085. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1295 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1190 1400
SAT Reading 610 700
SAT Math 570 690
ACT Composite 25 30
ACT English 24 32
ACT Math 24 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >87%
27 to 30 Avg + 78%-87%
25 to 27 Avg - 70%-78%
23 to 25 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 23 Low <60%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >86%
1295 to 1400 Avg + 78%-86%
1190 to 1295 Avg - 68%-78%
1085 to 1190 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 1085 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Willamette University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Willamette University was 3.69 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.69 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Willamette University accepts 78% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 48% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 11% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Willamette University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=210401 IPEDS survey data for Willamette University.

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