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Willamette University: A leader among private universities in Oregon

Located in the Pacific Northwest, Willamette University is known for educational excellence. Our historic campus, adjacent to the Oregon State Capitol, hosts a distinguished liberal arts college in Salem, Oregon. Our downtown Portland campus is home to the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where artists, designers, and scholars shape the creative landscape. We offer a wide range of professional graduate programs, including Oregon’s top-ranked MBA program, the Northwest’s oldest law school, as well as MA and MFA programs at PNCA and masters degrees in data science and computer science. With small class sizes, fostering in-depth conversations, guidance from notable professors, and a nurturing environment, Willamette is committed to elevating students’ aspirations and propelling their careers to the next level.

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Willamette's Salem campus stands out as one of the foremost universities near Portland, Oregon

Since 1842, Willamette University has been driving change and delivering top-tier educational opportunities. As a private university in Oregon, Willamette University delivers individualized learning experiences with accelerated programs to help you advance your educational goals. Our Salem campus is located next to the Oregon State Capitol, allowing unprecedented access to state and local government. Within our undergraduate programs, we have tailored majors and minors to help our students focus their education on their specific passions. In the heart of downtown Portland, Willamette’s Pacific Northwest College of Art provides students with a convenient location to explore their passion in one of the most vibrant art scenes and creative cities on the west coast. As one of Oregon’s private colleges, you can also expect professors that will advise you on internships, research, and career paths. Discover the advantages of pursuing your undergraduate and graduate degrees together at Willamette University, a leading graduate school in Oregon. By combining your studies, you can save valuable time while earning both degrees. Learn why Willamette University is the right choice for you.

Undergraduate and Graduate Schools in Oregon

Whether you’re looking to start your higher education experience or advance your career, Willamette University has a comprehensive range of academic programs. Explore our undergraduate and graduate-level programs to learn more. If you have any questions about our academic programs, reach out to request more information. Ready to take the next step with one of the top universities in Portland and Salem? Learn how to apply to Willamette University today.

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