About Willamette University

University Quick Facts

Founded

1842


University Type

Private university with an undergraduate liberal arts college and two professional graduate schools in law and management


President

Stephen E. Thorsett


Enrollment, 2013–14*

  • Undergraduate: 2,027
  • Graduate: 698
  • Total: 2,725

Degree Programs


Degrees Awarded, 2012–13*

  • Bachelor’s: 454
  • Master’s: 239
  • JD and LLM: 121
  • Total: 814

Tuition and Fees


Budget and Endowment, 2013-14

  • Operating budget: $140.8 million
  • Endowment: $214 million
  • Sponsored research expenditures: $800,000

Employees

  • Faculty: 300
  • Staff: 550
  • Total: 850

Alumni

  • 24,919 located across the U.S. and in 80 other countries
  • 74% live in Oregon, Washington or California
  • Notable alumni

Campus


Global Partnerships

  • Co-located with Tokyo International University of America, the American campus of Willamette’s Japanese sister university
  • Sister-university relationships with East China University of Politics and Law and Xiamen University in China
  • 109 international students from 27 countries at Willamette (fall 2013)

Athletics


Accreditations

  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • University Senate of The United Methodist Church
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • American Bar Association
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

Recognition

Willamette has been recognized for academics, sustainability and service — see what others say about us.


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