Willamette University Rated As One of the Top 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges

Willamette University is now ranked in the top 50 of national liberal arts colleges, as published in the current issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges." Willamette University is the only private or public university in Oregon to rank in the top tier in the magazine listing. "We are, of course, pleased to be recognized in this listing as one of the leading liberal arts institutions in the nation," said M. Lee Pelton, Willamette University president. "However, our primary focus has been and will continue to be strengthening academic excellence and intellectual liveliness. We shall always strive to sustain an environment where teaching and learning flourish at the highest levels."