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Address: 900 State St, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number:
+1 503-370-6300

The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.

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Beautiful campus

Visited the campus multiple times. This is the most beautiful campus I've ever seen. The college hosts a number of events that are open to the public. Highly recommend a visit...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the campus multiple times. This is the most beautiful campus I've ever seen. The college hosts a number of events that are open to the public. Highly recommend a visit...

Thank imaginelove
Thousand Oaks, California
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

walked through campus on a Saturday - small but pretty campus. location is a block from the capital. Not many students could be seen, must have been spring break.

Thank Pam A
Portland, Oregon
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925 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Has the feel of a much older university. Well thought out grid, not like a rabbits warren. Parking and tree lined strolls between buildings. Friendly students, workmen and administrators, every one seems to love it here. Going back for the museum and attractions around campus which is in the center of the city and a block or two from the... More 

Thank tiredandtravelled
salem oregon
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Attended an alumni function welcoming the class of 2020! It was a very meaningful ceremony and afterwards the class of 1970 lighted the candles of the class of 2020. The candles were then placed in the mill race - everyone watched as they floated down the mill race at dusk.

Thank jsterup
Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Outstanding visit! Loved the fresh food, friendly people, and variety of experiences. Gorgeous campus. Salem has a lot to offer in places to eat and outdoor activities. The music program far exceeded my expectations.

Thank Aleatha M
Salem, Oregon
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181 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Willamette is a historic University and important for that if nothing else, but it also a most pleasant place to visit. Located directly across from the grounds of the Oregon State Capitol, it extends the park-like setting of the Capitol grounds -- with beautiful historic buildings, plenty of green space, and a lovely duck-filled creek running right through the heart... More 

Thank markers
Salem, Oregon
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Willamette University is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It's located on a large parcel of land in downtown Salem, across from the Capitol Building. Willamette offers a plethora of musical opportunities, with recitals, the Oregon Symphony, and the Salem Philharmonic playing on campus. There is an excellent bookstore, and an excellent cafeteria with whole foods and many... More 

Thank Janice H
Mountain View, California
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61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Willamette has a stream going through it and many ducks on campus, but it is still just another school. There is nothing interesting about it. Sorry for the blunt truth.

Thank Kuroi K
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118 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I love this university. It has great landscaping and learning environments. Small school with plenty of study space. Wish I could have attended.

Thank David R
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I don't know about the university BUT they have an excellent cafeteria. It's open to the public. They have different stations with different types of food. This cafeteria would definitely be responsible for the "freshman 15". Oh yeah, totally affordable.

Thank JPBx2

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