Willamette University College of Law

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Willamette University College of Law

Established in 1883, Willamette University's College of Law was the second law school in the West and the first law school in the Pacific Northwest. The College of Law helped educate many of the first leaders of the bar. Now, more than 125 years later, the school continues to uphold its proud tradition of excellence. We've been accredited by the ABA since 1938. Willamette's learning environment is distinctive among law schools. We are committed to the pursuit of academic and professional excellence and to providing a supportive environment that maximizes each student's unique potential. We emphasize small enrollment, excellence in teaching and a high level of faculty-student interaction. We also boast a student-faculty ratio of approximately 13-to-1. Our select enrollment of fewer than 420 students creates an intellectual intimacy unmatched by most law schools in the United States. The first-year class at the College of Law comprises about 145 bright, competitive students engaged in full-time study.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.willamette.edu/wucl/
Address: 790 State St, Salem, OR 97301
Admission Phone: (503) 370-6282
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students314
Student-faculty ratio11:1
Tuition $41,245 per year (full-time, in-state)
$41,245 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$28,440 per year (part-time, in-state)
$28,440 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$19,266
Founded In1938
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadlineN/A
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline06/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Willamette University College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Willamette University College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
skaufelt 157 A 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
CL 160 P 4.00

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- - - one year ago
Aslotterback 150 P 3.85

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- - - one year ago
Yesenia3 153 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Awalker94 150 A 3.26

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- - - 3 years ago
hannahmjefferson 147 A 3.89

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- - - 3 years ago
DeeAndalon 160 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants604604
Number of Offers460460
Number of Matriculants110110
75% GPA3.543.54
Median GPA3.183.18
25% GPA2.832.83
75% LSAT156156
Median LSAT152152
25% LSAT148148
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students292
Total Students Receiving Grants189
% of Students Receiving Grants65
75% Grant Amount$28,000
Median Grant Amount$14,000
25% Grants Amount$8,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship82
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)35
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship42

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (38)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (17)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (10)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (76)
  • Hispanics (14)
  • Black or African American (3)
  • Asian (6)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (14)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (5)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (0)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (14)


  • Total Women% (51)
  • Total Men% (48)
Willamette University College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 95 76.84%
2016 107 44.86%
2015 99 87.88%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (172)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (18)
  • Employed Other (7)
  • Unemployed (13)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (6)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association