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Willamette named ‘best college’ by U.S. News and World Report

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U.S. News and World Report named Willamette University among the best arts and science institutions in the nation for 2022. 

The magazine’s annual “Best Colleges” list placed Willamette at No. 71 among a total 223 liberal arts colleges, one spot higher than last year, and No. 93 for “Best Value School,” up four spots from last year. 

On the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” list — an indicator measuring how well schools graduated Pell Grant students — the university ranked No. 88, a significant improvement from previous rankings. 

U.S. News and World Report assesses institutions on several measures of academic quality, including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources and alumni giving rates.

About the College of Arts & Sciences

Based in Salem, Oregon, Willamette is the premier private university in the Pacific Northwest. Willamette’s beautiful, historic campus — located across the street from the Oregon State Capitol and co-located with Tokyo International University of America — features a residential undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and two professional graduate schools: the College of Law and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

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