|Students who got into WU say:|
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| | As far as admissions are concerned, Willamette above all wants grades and standardized test scores. Mainly they just want to get their statistics up to appear more competitive. Currently the average for freshmen is 3.86 weighted GPA and 1260 SAT. If you're above that, you have a good chance of getting in and getting a scholarship.
Major scholarships are given to any academic/standardized test standouts, as part of their aforementioned strategy. Most of Willamette's very smart/ambitious contingency came here because they got one of those hefty scholarships. I got a $15,000/year scholarship for being a National Merit Scholar, for instance. Most of my friends got very nice scholarships too. Funny how that works out.
I had a 2.3 GPA and a 1540. Most of the people attending this school have over inflated grades from high school. Score well on the SAT and you're fine.
| Computer Science|| Nov 17 2004 | You need to be involved in HS and have a variety of extra curricular activities. You need to have enthusiasm and interest in being very involved in college. You also need very high test scores and GPA. I recommend applying Early Action. It's non-binding and it takes the pressure off. I knew early on that I was accepted to Willamette, and even after being accepted to other schools, I ended up deciding on WU at the end. Don't worry too much about numbers (like GPA/SAT). Try to get to know your admission counselor. They just want to know that you would be a successful, contributing WU student.