Willamette University

About Willamette

Connecting the heart of Oregon to the world, our innovative approach to education has been cultivating leaders since 1842.



Willamette University is rooted in a history of creativity and inventiveness. We’re committed to rigorous education, excellent scholarship, and original thinking. We believe that higher education must not only prepare students for the future, but guide them toward innovating their own paths.


Willamette University is dedicated to our communities, both local and global. Our diversity makes us stronger and we value every individual. We believe that ideas bring us together, and that caring for each other helps us to live meaningful lives. Our achievement and ambitions help us to serve others in an interconnected world.


Willamette University is a space where subjects collide to create new discoveries and new ways of thinking. We teach students to generate ideas across industries, preparing them for the careers of the future.


Willamette University is a place of practice, where students experience learning beyond the classroom with mentors who are actively engaged in their disciplines, industries, and wider communities. By combining theory and practice we transform knowledge into action.