U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

by Adam Torgerson,

U.S. News and World Report listed Willamette University in the top tier of liberal arts colleges nationally, ranking the university 76th among the best liberal arts colleges and as a “Best Value School” in the magazine’s 2019 rankings. High school counselors place Willamette even better, tying for 67th among liberal arts colleges.

The magazine’s ranking formula takes account of factors such as graduation rates, social mobility and resources—as well as assessments from academics and high school counselors.

This ranking follows several recent national accolades for Willamette. Washington Monthly names Willamette the top liberal arts college in the Northwest. The Princeton Review lists the university among “The Best 384 Colleges,” and Willamette is listed also among the best universities in 2018 by the Fiske Guide and College Raptor.

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