Willamette University


According to the school, Willamette University is nationally recognized for educational programs that are exciting, intellectually challenging and relevant. Our graduates are prepared for a successful career of meaningful work in the private and public sectors or to pursue advanced study at some of the nation’s most prestigious graduate and professional schools. The University is comprised of a premier undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and three highly regarded graduate schools, law, management, and education. Our students are actively engaged with faculty members honored regionally and nationally for their exceptional teaching and scholarship. Willamette’s highly personalized educational experience is exemplified by small class sizes, one-to-one mentoring, experiential research opportunities and the autonomy for students to create initiatives and programs around their own interests. Many students create the blueprint for their professional and personal lives while at Willamette, where our living motto, Not unto ourselves alone are we born, inspires humanitarian engagement and a deeper understanding of the world. Willamette University is one of only six colleges and universities nationwide to receive the Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Presidential Award, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. The undergraduate College of Liberal Arts has high expectations for intellectual discovery and produces thinkers, creators and leaders. The liberal arts program emphasizes the mastery of skills which span all professions and are vital to long-term success in our global economy: critical thinking, effective writing and persuasive speaking. International immersion study programs foster a global perspective and self-confidence among students while research and internship opportunities build transferable competencies and applied skills, preparing graduates for a lifetime of success beyond Willamette. Our graduates go on to do great things: begin careers at Nike, Intel, Microsoft, Oakley and the White House; join the Peace Corps and Teach for America; and attend graduate programs at such schools as the London School of Economics, Georgetown University, Columbia University, MIT and UC-Berkeley. The University’s career services help students and alumni identify career goals and opportunities through a variety of programs. Resources, including career counseling and job search strategies, career development workshops, mentors and access to professional networks, remain available to students and alumni throughout their working lives. Founded in 1842 in the heart of Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley, Willamette University boasts more than 24,000 alumni around the globe.\r\n\r\n

Key Data

School Type: Campus
Degrees Offered:
Student Life
Enrolled Students: 2,694
Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Annual Cost
In State Tuition: $35,610
Out of State Tuition $35,610
Books and Supplies $920
Students with Financial aid:** 95%
  • ** Refers to % of students receiving some form of financial aid
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