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

The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.

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Park-Like Campus in Heart of City

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 16, 2016
Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 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 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 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 

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 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
Reno, Nevada
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540 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

This is not college food! Top notch all the way. Plus it's a lovely location along a stream. Walk the campus after your meal.

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Salem, Oregon
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

A beautiful campus and lovely to walk around. Don't miss the Giant Sequoia's!! They have a huge library and arts theatre, gallery as well. Spend an afternoon.

Thank Ollie201550
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Great selection/choices of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soups, salad bar, cook to order items, deli sandwiches, specials, any type of fountain drink, water, bottled drinks etc...

Thank Shirley A
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

We helped our daughter to move our grandson into his new dorm and then listened to the football coach inform us what to expect now that he will be playing for the University. All in all, a very pleasant experience and it is a beautiful campus located in the city. Everyone there from the administrators to the staff were extremely... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

great campus. everyting is walking distance. admin office gave us fact sheet to truely understand the history of the univeristy. Stream running thru middle of campus is relaxing.

Thank BoiseID999

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