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Willamette statement on admission evaluation

In the wake of the killings of Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, students across the country are choosing to participate in demonstrations and important conversations to express their values.

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Willamette summer classes open to high school seniors

Willamette University is offering high school seniors a more affordable way to kick start college. 

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Campus closed? Make a virtual visit

So you’ve finally narrowed down your preferred colleges, but now you can’t visit. What’s your next step? 

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MBA students Zoom toward interview success

Willamette students practice virtual interviews, how to tell their story through workshops.

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Willamette Law accepting GRE for applicants

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and LSAT cancellations, Willamette College of Law will accept Graduate Record Exam scores for 2020 applicants.

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Willamette recognized for creating pathway to success for underrepresented students

Strive for College, an organization dedicated to educational access, gives the university high marks for fostering an environment that leads to timely graduation and rewarding careers.

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Tips for nontraditional students

It’s been years since you’ve cracked open a textbook, but you’ve finally decided to go to college. 

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Why study sustainability? It's relevant to any major.

As we think about the future, we must reconsider the way we live, work and play to make the best use of our natural resources. 

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Nontraditional student seeks success beyond the oil industry

Alaska native quits lucrative job for economics degree

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From athlete to advocate

Politics grad starts nonprofit, becomes public speaker and fights for patient rights.

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Why you should attend junior preview day

Between the flood of marketing materials and online research, the quest to find a new college can feel a little overwhelming — but there is another option.

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How do I make a successful college transfer?

You’re not even six weeks into your first year of college and it just isn’t a fit for you. 

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Willamette named ‘Best Value College’ by Princeton Review

University receives high marks for academic quality, affordability and success of alumni.

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Information for Concordia students

Willamette is ready to help you transfer and achieve your educational goals.

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Letters of recommendation tips

You’ve started the Common App, you’re working on the essay — what about your letters of recommendation? 

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Test optional colleges — what does that mean for you?

A record number of colleges and universities chose to go test optional last year.

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Transfer student: Best questions to ask

Transferring to a new college is a big decision — and not one you make overnight.

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SAT vs. ACT — or none of the above?

Deciding on a standardized test can take some thought. 

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Make a major change with a business minor

Imagine sitting down for your first job interview, understanding your exact role in that organization and feeling confident you can hit the ground running.

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Best spots to visit at Willamette

First time visiting Willamette? Check out these popular places to get a better feel for campus.

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Parents: Tips for the final college decision

Your student has been admitted to college — maybe several. Now what?

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3 of the best college essays

Rock collecting, volunteer work, origami — college essays on each of these topics caught the attention of Willamette admission officers this year.

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Student-run EMS offers great career preparation

Willamette Emergency Medical Service is one of two services of its kind registered in state.

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College application process for parents

The Common App deadline is looming — how is that college application coming along?

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10 things to do your senior year

You’re in the final stretch and it’s going fast.

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Willamette MBA ranked a best U.S. Business School by Poets&Quants

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek and Poets&Quants.

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Finding the best college: 3 questions to ask

As admission officers, we constantly field questions from you and love to help. However, some of the most common questions may not lead to the answers you need.

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Business week

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How to make extracurriculars stand out on a college app

Do you volunteer at the local food shelter, play soccer or practice an instrument? Or do you take care of relatives and hold a part time job

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When should I apply to college?

In college as in life, timing makes a difference.

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Steps to choosing the right college

You’ve done the research, figured out the pros and cons and maybe even created a spreadsheet, but you still can’t narrow down your list.

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U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

U.S. News and World Report listed Willamette University in the top tier of liberal arts colleges nationally, ranking the university 68th among the best liberal arts colleges and as a “Best Value School” in the magazine’s 2020 rankings.

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The most important things I learned my first year of college

When I stepped onto campus four years ago, I had no idea how much college would change my life.

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How to write the best college essay

Writing the college essay is the most stressful — and arguably, the most important — part of the application process. 

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City honors Willamette student researchers

Geoarchaeology class unearths clues about the history of an old millrace in downtown Salem.

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Keeping the Bearcats on their toes

The groundbreaking research of Monya Maleki ’19 brings the benefits of ballet to the football arena.

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Charting a course to Intel

CorDarryl Hall MBA’19 braved stormy seas en route to a promising career as a data analyst.

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Promoting a healthy future

Aspiring physician Anna Ayala ’19 wants to make an impact at the individual and policy levels.

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Plugging into the power of proximity

Adrian Uphoff ’19 is pushing legislation at the Capitol and opening doors for future interns.

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Chasing down a childhood dream

The pre-vet studies of Sarah Pope ’13 took her from Willamette to a biodiversity hotspot in South Africa.

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Finding strength in numbers

BA/MBA graduate uses data to tackle the business side of the Seahawks.

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Willamette University adds majors in data science, public health

The new degree programs will launch in the fall.

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Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

The university is named among the top colleges, best value colleges and green schools.

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. B-School by Poets & Quants and Businessweek

Poets & Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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Early Action and Early Decision deadlines extended for California families

Applicants affected by wildfires may submit apps until Dec. 1.

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U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

The university was also ranked highly by counselors and is listed also among the “Best Value Colleges.”

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Willamette is a ‘hidden gem’ among universities nationwide

College Raptor highlights Willamette University in several rankings including the 25 Best Colleges in the Northwest.

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Willamette welcomes new students

Undergraduate and graduate students represent 30 states and several countries.

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Willamette ranked top liberal arts college in Northwest by Washington Monthly

The university moves up seven spots, boosted by students’ strong commitment to volunteer work.

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Willamette University expands access for students with high school college credit

Credits earned from concurrent courses may transfer under the new guidelines.

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Two more rounds of Bearcat Days this week and next

The program follows last month’s successful admitted-student event.

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Willamette to welcome Bearcat Days visitors

Please join us in welcoming approximately 500 guests to campus for Bearcat Days on March 15–16, April 5–6 and 12–13.

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Atkinson rebuilds admissions and recruitment teams

Reboot aims to create smoother and more impactful experiences for prospective students.

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Willamette statement on admission evaluation in wake of Florida tragedy

Willamette will not consider in its admission decisions disciplinary action against high school or transfer students who engage in actions related to responsible citizenship and civic engagement.

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Willamette welcomes incoming students

Undergraduate, graduate students represent dozens of states and several foreign countries.

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Final round of Bearcat Days this week

Help Admissions welcome admitted students to campus Thursday and Friday.

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Second round of Bearcat Days this week

The program follows last month’s successful admitted-student event.

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Willamette welcomes Bearcat Days visitors

Events for admitted students kick off Thursday and Friday.

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Updates on communications and enrollment

Russ Yost and Jeremy Bogan will take on expanded roles after Oct. 7.

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Leadership in defining access and affordability noted

Willamette’s initiatives were quoted in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education story.

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Willamette celebrates Oregon Private College Week

Prospective students and families to visit campus July 25-29.

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Follow the flow to a satisfying career

Andrew Lum ’16 pairs his passion for athletics with academics and service.

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Whipple '74 to lead Campus Life

The new VP for Campus Life begins June 1.

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Willamette's Academic Council unanimously endorses test-optional admissions

The change reflects a nationwide trend to a more holistic review of applicants, especially from underrepresented groups.

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Willamette welcomes Bearcat Days visitors

Admitted students and their families arrive this week for the first of three events.

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