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Princeton Review identifies Willamette as one of the ‘best in the West’

by Marketing & Communications,

Willamette University is among 126 colleges in the western United States highlighted by The Princeton Review for academic excellence. 

The popular guidebook’s latest list, “2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” featured a total 654 colleges it recommends within five regions. The “Best in the West” section featured colleges within 15 states — Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. 

The Princeton Review’s school profiles also included ratings covering several metrics, from admission selectivity to quality of life and satisfaction with financial aid. Scores ranged from 60 to 99 based on institutional and student data. 

Willamette scored high in the following areas: 

  • Academic rating: 93/99
  • Professors interesting rating (whether instructors are considered “good teachers”): 94/99
  • Professors accessible rating: 95/99
  • Quality of life rating: 90/99

Evaluations of the colleges were primarily based on academic strength, though The Princeton Review also incorporated information from college counselors, administrators and students. 

About Willamette University

Our historic campus next to the State Capitol in Salem houses a renowned residential liberal arts college, and our downtown Portland campus houses the flagship Pacific Northwest College of Art. Professional graduate programs in Portland and Salem include the Northwest's oldest law school, Oregon's top-ranked MBA program, MA and MFA programs in the arts, writing and critical studies, and our Computing and Data Science program.

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