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Prospective Undergraduates

In a world of rapid change, you know you need a new kind of education. That's where we come in. A Willamette education helps you to cultivate new ideas and new ways of thinking so you can create the future you want.

The Breakdown

We've got the numbers. Take a closer look at our stats to see how we stack up.

  • First Year students Who Live on Campus

    First Year Students from Out of State

    of Undergraduates Who Earn Credit Abroad

    Students Engaged in Internships

Unique Opportunities

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Dual Degrees


Your time is valuable. Fast track your degree.

Global Programs


Make global connections now and learn to operate with tomorrow’s international perspective.



In an interconnected world, sustainability is essential. Think ecologically.

Distinguished Faculty


Optimize your mind. Learn from the best.


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Key Dates

Keep up-to-date with our application deadlines. We know it’s a big decision, which is why we offer multiple options to best fit your situation.

Early Action (Non-binding)

  • Application Due
  • Admission Decision
  • Enrollment Deposit Due

Early Decision (Binding)

  • Application Due
  • Admission Decision
  • Enrollment Deposit Due

Regular (Non-binding)

  • Application Due
  • Admission Decision
  • Enrollment Deposit Due
Binding: You've committed to enroll if offered a place Non-binding: You can decide on the regular enrollment calendar
Transfer Students

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  • 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.


Office of Admission

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
1-844-BEARCAT toll free