Willamette University

Salem, OR

Willamette University

Salem, OR

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Dare to go first

Don’t just accept what is—imagine what could be. Then make it happen. Willamette University will unleash your potential as a creative thinker and problem solver in a world that demands innovation. It’s time to forge the future you want.

Establish yourself
Invest your energy in a community that welcomes bold initiatives and diverse perspectives. At Willamette, you’ll connect with artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and activists who inspire you to make the most of your unique talents. 

Learn on the leading edge
Ready for class? Good. Now get ready to explore the connections that shape our world. View public health through the lens of wealth inequality. Examine the role of social media in politics. Or connect data science to environmental stewardship. At Willamette, you get to choose a path that leads to a life of purpose. 

Mobilize your ideas
Education isn’t a spectator sport at Willamette—it’s an opportunity to take action. Our students have developed new technologies on campus, spearheaded legislation in the community, and transformed lives around the globe. So can you

Fast-track your future
Our distinctive dual-degree programs will accelerate your education. Fast-track your undergraduate and graduate degrees in Law, Business, or Data Science on campus, or complete your master’s in Forestry or Engineering at one of our partner institutions. 

Live your potential
It’s your future—but we’ll help you make the most of it. Tap into scholarships and resources that recognize your strengths and speak to your needs, and graduate with the intellectual agility you need to excel in the careers of tomorrow. 

Get started now
Visit campus and get to know your future professors and classmates. When it’s time to apply, our admission team will be with you every step of the way. The reason we exist is to help you create the life you want. Go to willamette.edu/admission/visit to schedule your visit today.



#76 in National Liberal Arts Colleges | U.S. News & World Report


#88 in Best Value Schools | U.S. News & World Report


#70 in Top Performers on Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report


Recognized for a rich array of hands-on experiences, honest mentorship, and liberal learning that cultivates critical thinking and values | Colleges That Change Lives, 2019

Start something

If you’re planning to do great things after college, we have only one question: Why wait? At Willamette, your future doesn’t start when you get your degree—it starts the minute you set foot on campus. 

Just take a look at students like Adrian Uphoff, who spearheaded universal health care legislation at the State Capitol; Anna Ayala, who synthesized a new breed of anesthetics at Oregon Health & Science University; and Olivia Barry, who explored her love of art in the Netherlands.

There are no limits at Willamette. Study what you love and create the life you want. 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I’ve been surrounded by so many people who really supported me and believed in me, and I’ve been able to do more than I ever expected. Coming here was the best decision of my life.”

    • Katie Lee 20
  • “My professors provided me with opportunities I didn’t even know existed. I was definitely set up for success.”

    • Monya Maleki 19
  • “My classes really resonated with what I’m passionate about and what I want to do with my life. Without those experiences, I wouldn’t be in the position I am and doing the things I am today.”

    • Adrian Uphoff ’19