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Take the first step toward a transformative education that prepares you to create the future you want. Our undergraduate and graduate programs provide pathways to exciting careers and lives of engagement.

Application Deadlines


Liberal Arts College


Fall Start

  • Early action/early decision: Nov. 1, 2024
  • Regular decision: Jan. 15, 2025
  • Transfer deadline: Apr. 15, 2025

Spring Start: Nov. 1, 2024


Art & Design College (PNCA)


Fall Start

  • Early application: Nov. 15, 2023
  • Priority deadline: Feb. 1, 2024
  • International deadline: Jun. 15, 2024

Spring Start: Nov. 15, 2023

Graduate School

Art & Design (PNCA)


  • Priority deadline 1: Jan. 15, 2024
  • Priority deadline 2: Mar. 15, 2024
  • Final deadline: May 15, 2024
  • Application closed: Aug. 9, 2024

Winter session Creative Writing MFA

  • Priority deadline: Oct. 1, 2023
  • Final deadline: Dec. 1, 2023
Graduate School



  • Early action: Dec. 1, 2023
  • Priority deadline: Apr. 15, 2024
  • Final deadline: Aug. 15, 2024
Graduate School

Management (MBA)

Portland & Salem

Early Career/Career Change and MBA for Professionals

  • Early action: Dec. 15, 2023
  • Priority 1 deadline: Feb. 15, 2024
  • Priority 2 deadline: Apr. 15, 2024
  • Final deadline: May 15, 2024

Rolling thereafter as space is available.

Graduate School

Computing & Information Sciences

Portland & Salem

  • Early action: Dec. 15, 2023
  • Priority 1 deadline: Jan. 15, 2024
  • Priority 2 deadline: Mar. 15, 2024
  • Final deadline: May 15, 2024

The Breakdown

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  • Students enrolled

    in PNW for Social Mobility


    in Nation for best staff/faculty and student interaction

A group of PNCA graduate students on Commencement Day.

Tuition, Aid & Scholarships

Our aid packages combine merit and need-based scholarships with other forms of aid. We look beyond test scores to make sure your hard work pays off.

Willamette University

Your FutureisNow


College of Arts & Sciences


College of Law

Undergraduate & Graduate

Computing & Data Science

Undergraduate & Graduate

Pacific Northwest College of Art


School of Management (MBA)

  • 1859

    First Graduate

    In a time when women were frequently barred from college, Emily York is Willamette's first graduate.

  • 1976

    Female political pioneer

    Trailblazer Norma Paulus advanced women's rights, education and environmental protection. In 1976, she became Oregon's first female secretary of state.

  • 1997

    Special Teams

    Liz Heaston was the first female to play and score in a college football game. Since 1997, Willamette has had two more female kickers.

  • 1935

    First Black graduate

    George Cannady was a Senior Scholar who was involved in football and track. He later became an attorney in Los Angeles.

  • 2017

    Resilience Baked In

    Carina Corner has grown through her experiences of cancer and navigating a sighted-world as a blind person. She's founded a Scandinavian-inspired, vegan bakery in Beaverton where she employs people with disabilities.

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