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Willamette University

Willamette University

+1 503-370-6303

900 State Street Salem, OR USA 97301

Willamette University (WU) is a private university in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, it is the oldest university in the western United States and a member of the Annapolis Group of colleges.

WU is known for providing a rigorous liberal arts education through an interdisciplinary lens. Within every major, sustainability education is a priority. Its many notable alumni include politicians, scientists, and Nobel Laureates.

WU has an acceptance rate of 80% and a graduation rate of 73%. A small school, the university enrolls just over 2,100 students. Its tuition rate is $49,000 per year, plus fees. WU offers over 50 undergraduate programs. It offers postgraduate degrees through its College of Law and Atkinson Graduate School of Management; some students pursue dual degrees through these two schools. WU follows a semester-based academic calendar.

While WU is a small community, students are by no means isolated. WU promotes a global experience, with access to over 40 study abroad programs, support for its diverse international students, and a co-location of the Tokyo International University of America. The university has over 100 student clubs and organizations, and each year, students volunteer an average of 70,000 service hours. In addition to its 60-acre campus, WU owns and manages 305 acres of the Zena Forest, where students and faculty research, explore, study and relax.

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