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Undergraduate College of

Arts & Sciences

Graduate College of


Graduate School of

Management (MBA)

Pacific Northwest

College of Art

The Breakdown

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  • Students enrolled

    in PNW for Social Mobility


    in Nation for best staff/faculty and student interaction

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.

Prospective Students

Become a Bearcat

Discover our College of Arts & Sciences, where subjects collide to create a truly unique learning experience that prepares you for the careers of tomorrow.

Transfer Students

It's Never Too Late

Level up with Willamette. Learn how you can become a part of our engaged and dynamic community, wherever you are in your college career.

Willamette University

Your FutureisNow

Undergraduate College of

Arts & Sciences

Graduate College of


Graduate College of

Management (MBA)

  • 1859

    First Graduate

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

  • 1976

    First female elected official

    A political powerhouse and trailblazer, Norma Paulus advanced women’s rights, education and environmental protection. In 1976, she became the first woman to be elected to statewide office in Oregon as 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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