2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$37,400

Net Price

80%

Admitted

9%

Enrolled

72%

Graduation Rate

12/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Willamette University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 1,785. In 2021, there were 21 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #17 in Oregon and ranks #933 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

21

Total Enrollment

1,785

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Ranking for Willamette University

Let’s be honest. There is no broad-based ranking system that is gong to find the exact right psychology program for you. Use our rankings and more importantly, the underlying data to help uncover a list of psychology programs that might be right for you. Once you narrow down a list of school to consider, the real work begins. In our view, it is best to visit the campus, talk to current students and alumni, interview professors and get a good sense of the school, its administration and philosophy to find the right psychology program for you.

#17

Oregon Rank

Combining ranking factors for 18 schools that offer psychology degrees in Oregon, Willamette University ranks #17.

#933

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Willamette University ranks #933.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Willamette University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology21
Total Graduates21
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 3,680 students applied to the Willamette University. The university admitted 80% and 9% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Oregon universities is 6,196. On average, all Oregon institutions admit 80% and 21% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Willamette University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 80%. Compared to all Oregon four or more years colleges, the percentage is 71%.

The overall graduation rate for Willamette University is 72%, compared to 63% for all Oregon universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare WU to Oregon Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Willamette University to the average of all Oregon four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

WU

3,680

Applicants

80%

Percent Admitted

9%

Percent Enrolled

80%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

72%

Graduation Rate

OR Colleges

6,196

Applicants

80%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

71%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

63%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 158 or 70% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 67 or 30% part-time faculty members employed at Willamette University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 158 or 70%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

WU

12 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

70%

Percent Full-Time

30%

Percent Part-Time

70%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

OR Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

47%

Percent Full-Time

53%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Willamette University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $43,500, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,042.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $43,735 and the average cost for graduate fees is $390.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Willamette University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Willamette University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,480
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,350
Total Living Expenses$14,830
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$43,500
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,042
Total Undergraduate Expenses$59,372
In-State, Graduate Tuition$43,735
In-State, Graduate Fees$390
Total Graduate Expenses$44,125
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Willamette University is $37,400. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Willamette University to all Oregon universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

WU

$59,372

Cost to Attend

$28,131

Average Financial Aid

100%

Percent Receiving Aid

$37,400

Net Price

OR Colleges

$37,304

Cost to Attend

$14,708

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,719

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 322 or 100%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,262 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $28,131.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,262$28,131
Pell Grants345$4,926
Federal Student Loans605$6,179
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Willamette University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

WU

1,262

Grant or Scholarship Aid

57%

Grants or Scholarships

345

Number of Pell Grants

16%

Pell Grants

605

Federal Student Loans

27%

Federal Student Loans

OR Colleges

2,785

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

1,315

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

1,738

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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