About Willamette University

University Quick Facts

Founded

1842


University Type

Private university with an undergraduate liberal arts college and three professional graduate schools


President

Stephen E. Thorsett


Enrollment, 2013–14*

  • Undergraduate: 2,027
  • Graduate: 698
  • Total: 2,725

Degree Programs


Degrees Awarded, 2012–13*

  • Bachelor’s: 454
  • Master’s: 239
  • JD and LLM: 121
  • Total: 814

Tuition and Fees


Budget and Endowment, 2013-14

  • Operating budget: $140.8 million
  • Endowment: $214 million
  • Sponsored research expenditures: $800,000

Employees

  • Faculty: 300
  • Staff: 550
  • Total: 850

Alumni

  • 24,919 located across the U.S. and in 80 other countries
  • 74% live in Oregon, Washington or California
  • Notable alumni

Campus


Global Partnerships

  • Co-located with Tokyo International University of America, the American campus of Willamette’s Japanese sister university
  • Sister-university relationships with East China University of Politics and Law and Xiamen University in China
  • 109 international students from 27 countries at Willamette (fall 2013)

Athletics


Accreditations

  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • University Senate of The United Methodist Church
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • American Bar Association
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

Recognition

Willamette has been recognized for academics, sustainability and service — see what others say about us.


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