Willamette University College of Law

Rank 145 (USNWR 2024)
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  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Willamette University

Willamette University College of Law is a law school located in Salem , Oregon. The school was ranked 145 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Willamette University College of Law is approximately 113.

Admissions website: https://willamette.edu/law/admissions/index.html

Admissions email: law-admissions@willamette.edu

Admissions phone: 503.370.6282

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Willamette University College of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 151 154 156
GPA 3.02 3.25 3.67
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 750 22
# Admissions offers 442 -
Class size 113 13
% Accepted 58.9% 17
% Yield 23.8% 18

During the 2024 application cycle, 750 people applied and 442 were offered admission.

Willamette University has a 1L class size of 113, and yield of 23.76%. 105 out of 442 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 23.76% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Willamette University has a median LSAT of 152. The 25th percentile LSAT is and the 75th percentile LSAT is .

The median GPA is 3.26. The 25th percentile GPA is and the 75th percentile GPA is .

Willamette University College of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 53 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does Willamette University College of Law cost per year?

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Cost of attending Willamette University College of Law

In 2024, tuition was $49,080 and the annual cost of attending was $67,296 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Willamette University College of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from Willamette University make $75,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $70,000.

64.6% of law graduates from Willamette University go directly to work for law firms, while 8.5% clerk for a judge. 12.2% of graduates go into public interest.

68.5% of Willamette University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Willamette University College of Law

Willamette University College of Law was the first law school to open in the Pacific Northwest. Building on deep historic roots, we focus with pride on educating the next generation of problem-solving lawyers and leaders. Our location in Salem, Oregon, directly across the street from the Oregon State Capitol and Supreme Court, cannot be matched in the region. Our thought-leading scholars advance and promote our shared responsibility to make a difference in society, placing justice, fairness, and equality at the heart of everything we do.

The College of Law produces the best problem solvers, community leaders, legal dealmakers, and changemakers in the most innovative region of the country. We have had several years of remarkable growth in academic achievement as our bar passage rates and employment outcomes reflect. We also consistently have one of the highest graduate employment rates among Oregon law schools, and are among the best on the entire West Coast.

We are a dynamic force within our university’s vision of an “Only at Willamette” education and have worked to develop one of the most forward-thinking and creative legal education programs in the country. Our student-centric approach manifests in the robust experiential learning opportunities we provide alongside curricular strengths in public service, business law, advocacy, international law, and health law.

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Does Willamette send out confirmation that your application was received? I applied about three weeks ago and haven't heard anything from them.
I got one a week and a half in my spam folder after I applied, but then nothing after that until I got an A
is anyone interested in a discord server for willamette? you don't have to be committed to the school, it'll just be a place for admits/applicants to talk amongst each other
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oh sweet! here's this: https://discord.gg/HeVsEKCD
I heard back on November 21. Which was bizarre since I submitted my application on Nov. 18. Is that normal
is there still a discord?
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