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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 |
| There is no such thing as a night life. Partying involves a few people getting drunk together and then maybe going to a house party (which is usually a worse party than in high school). |
The school is absolutely beautiful. Brick buildings and green grass and trees everywhere. Very "college" feel.
Sporting events are WEAK. Football games are just like high school and there is zero school spirit.
They are quite generous with financial aid which a lot of the time makes it more affordable than a state school.
One thing that really annoys me is how people here act like this is a prestigious school. Its not. I know people that get in with SAT scores i would have gotten if I took the test in 7th grade. But apparently the school looks good to most grad schools, though I do not know why. Don't get me wrong, its a good school. Better academically than a University of Oregon or OSU. The people that go on and on about how hard it is to get in are the ones that annoy me. You'll get in with a solid 3.4 and 1600 SAT.
Another thing is Californians sometimes have a difficult time adjusting to the small school. Most are constantly told that a big school is what college is all about and when they get here it is like they are living at a high school. 2000 undergrads...People are very nice and open. But everyone is liberal and won't even consider another viewpoint. But that may add to their hippy-like kindness so I'm okay with it.
|Nov 15 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| As a minority student, I could only take one year at this school. They hand out many academic and minority and sports schoalrships because they have trouble attracting students otherwise. The campus is well kept and resides on one big block. By the second semester you start to see the same people all the time. Unless you play sports, as a minority you are likely to fill isolated. Salem is the crack capital of Oregon and most students remain in the WU bubble, for lack of fun elsewhere and safety. Many students are from small towns in Oregon. |
|Feb 18 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2006 |