Willamette’s student-centered and student-led community is defined by enterprising and high-performing students. Willamette provides a well-rounded educational experience, one filled with challenging academic programs, strong extracurricular activities and important tutoring and health resources. Your investment allows the university to put your gift to use where it’s needed most.
Over 93 percent of Willamette students will rely on financial assistance this year. Our mission is to ensure that talented, driven and deserving students have every opportunity to pursue their dreams of a Willamette education. Your investment in Willamette students provides access to an exceptional liberal arts education.
Shaping the Mind
Willamette’s reputation as a national leader in liberal arts education is attributed to our celebrated professors. Willamette is proud to have 10 Oregon Professors of the Year since 1990. Our professors have a passion for teaching and working with our students. They are leaders inside the classroom and in their fields of research. They prepare our students to think critically and act constructively to understand and influence the issues of our world. Your investment enables Willamette to retain and attract outstanding professors.
Building the Body
More than 25 percent of Willamette undergraduate students participate in one or more varsity sport each year. Varsity athletics remains a vital element of university life. Our award-winning coaches are recognized as educators who dedicate their lives to mentoring and coaching student athletes to great successes on- and off-the-field. Our student-athletes garner conference and national honors while holding important leadership positions as resident assistants, club presidents and elected officers for the Associated Students of Willamette University. They maintain exceptional grade point averages, embodying the scholar-athlete mentality. Your investment in Bearcat Athletics ensures an outstanding athletics experience for our athletes.