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| Well, this is technically a good "name" university, I guess. It's not all awful, but I don't really trust or befriend many of the staff simply because they don't care about individual students. Students are just dollars for them, not their customers/valued friends/concern.|
Many of the students are also very privileged and close-minded. There are definitely some bright, fun, interesting people who attend Willamette, but there's more who I personally find rather spoiled and obnoxious.
Willamette is good at giving out financial aid, but it will still be expensive. Mostly in the name of sustainability, which is Willamette's big shtick it's promoting. My personal opinion is that sustainability is important, but the university just uses it as an excuse to charge us more.
I made friends mostly within my major, and extensions of other friends.
There's not really a "dating scene" at Willamette.I kind of wish I had picked somewhere else, where I would have met people that I clicked with more.
|Mar 20 2012|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2013 |
| I love the faculty and students at WIllamette. There are a lot of smart people in those groups that make this school worth it. However, very disappointing is the administration who really only seem to care about their personal image by promoting the school. I often feel like students are a low priority within the administration departments. Faculty and students are what make this school strong, definitely not the suits. |
|Feb 28 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| Willamette provided a solid academic experience. The professors were probably the highlight of my education because they were very supportive, but also challenged me to think critically and analytically. The benefits to being part of a small school, are small courses. However, this can restrict one's social life. The city, as some others mentioned, is not an ideal college town, though being the capitol, there are some good internship opportunities for the politically inclined.|
Willamette may not be as famous as other schools, but many my peers are pursuing their graduate education at some of the most prestigious institutions. I also knew several physics students who transferred to UW, USC and Columbia to finish their engineering degrees since Willamette a type of consortium agreement with these schools.
I will also say that Willamette is a progressive school. If you are interested in a career in public service, this a great place to be. Students here are involved, on campus and in the Salem community. Many start community service projects that benefit environmental and education causes.
Finally, I must note that Willamette gives generous financial aid. It is both need-based and merit-based. There will be many opportunities during your college years to apply for more scholarships. The office of academic grants and awards is very helpful when you are applying for national fellowships. At the time I was there however, there career services was not quite ad helpful, though I think they have taken measures since to help alumni network.
|May 28 2011|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2007 |