Willamette University

Willamette University is a place where talented faculty members inspire students to examine issues critically, think creatively and act effectively. Through our collaborative community and Pacific Northwest connections, we challenge students to transform knowledge into action - the foundation of a successful career and a meaningful life. The popular guide Colleges That Change Lives recognizes Willamette as one of 40 schools where students experience rich intellectual and personal growth thanks to dedicated professors and lively, diverse experiences in and out of the classroom. With a student-faculty ratio of 11:1, Willamette students can easily find a mentor. A record unmatched by any other West Coast school, Willamette faculty members have been named the states Professor of the Year 11 times since 1990. The Oregon State Capitol is just across the street. Its Willamettes extended classroom, where our students explore and implement their ideas through internships with policymakers, primary source research in the Oregon State Archives, or side-by-side work with the states top scientists and economists. Willamettes 305-acre Zena Forest and Farm offer students a unique outdoor laboratory and creative space. There, students and faculty perform scientific research, run an organic farm, and find inspiration for their music and art. Our campus is also co-located with Tokyo International University of America, providing opportunities to explore international culture through social, language and living exchanges. Our physical spaces on campus are also designed for interaction. Faculty offices line our academic hearths, which are a focal point for studying, discussion and get-togethers with faculty over pizza or floats. The relationships students establish with each other, faculty and alumni are life-changing. Our graduates go on to impressive careers and lives of achievement and meaning. Willamettes alumni include a Nobel Prize-winning economist, corporate presidents and CEOs, top scholars, nationally recognized artists, 15 Oregon Supreme Court justices and numerous Fulbright Grant-winners.

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Private, Coed 1842 N/A Semester $225.5 million + 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301 (503) 370-6300
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60 100.0 Oregon Salem 699