Founded in 1842, Willamette University is a liberal arts institution in northwest Oregon and the oldest university in the western half of the United States. Willamette’s College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic fields of study. For students interested in the arts, the Willamette campus is home to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and a theater department mounting three to four mainstage plays per year. To provide a break from academia, Willamette features an Outdoor Program which sponsors day hiking, backpacking, and kayaking expeditions.
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Willamette University is a great place to be challenged academically and discover who you are as a student. The students are not pretentious and all different social groups come together to hang out in class and on weekends. The faculty are helpful and supportive and truly want to see all students succeed.
Sophomore Bio Major
Willamette is a life changing school. I have made my closest friends here and I am so blessed to have been accepted as a transfer student.
Kassandra from Scotts Valley, CA
Willamette University is a great liberal arts school located in Salem, Oregon. It's small student body provides for personal student to teacher relationships and creates a welcoming tight-knit community. It provides students with unlimited resources to assist students on their road to success.
Julia from Kaneohe, HI
The accepting community and engaging academic environment makes for well-rounded students. There are a lot of resources on campus to help students succeed academically. The campus is beautiful and adds a level of content and amusement to studying and everyday life.
Grace from Salem, OR
Students at Willamette are dedicated, passionate, and involved. The school fosters great student-professor relationships that result in a personalized education system. The campus community is vibrant and active, with lots of extracurricular activity options.