Willamette
Willamette University

Brief description: This highly selective, private liberal arts
university is located in Oregon’s state capital of Salem.  Established in 1842, WU is the oldest university
in the Western United States.

High Honors: Last year, US
News and World Report
named WU one of the top 11 up and coming National
Liberal Arts Colleges. WU is also recognized as a leader in sustainability and
civic engagement.

Tight-Knit Community: WU’s typical enrollment comes in just under
3,000 for both undergrad and grad students and the school prioritizes small
class sizes and building student-faculty relationships.

Fun Fact: WU is nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley,
an area rich in organic farms, wineries and off-road trails perfect for hiking
and mountain biking.