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beautiful campus worth a stroll

During a visit to the State Capitol, walked a short distance to the University. Lovely campus with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
united states
A great University

A beautiful campus, great student support and close to the town with great coffee shop and... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Tiburon, California
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The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.
900 State St, Salem, OR 97301
+1 503-370-6300
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All reviews beautiful campus open to the public ivy league excellent education small college state street heart of downtown lovely garden oregon state capitol building school stroll bookstore springer learning bush beauty
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Reviewed 6 days ago

During a visit to the State Capitol, walked a short distance to the University. Lovely campus with red brick buildings, gorgeous fall leaves, a stream full of ducks, and gardens. Definitely a pleasant place for a walk. The Hallie Ford Art Museum is also on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

A beautiful campus, great student support and close to the town with great coffee shop and restaurants!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DebinSanFrancisco
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Sweet walkway along a pretty creek that runs through campus, very bucolic. Nice art museum across street from main campus, State Capitol right across the street and Bush park 2 blocks away, plus Amtrak station 1 block from campus.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank muirfan
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This is not a part of the Oregon State Public University system. Willamette University is in the heart of Downtown Salem, just across the street from the beautiful, infamous Oregon State Capitol Building and it's grounds. As a note of interest, a son of well...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank TexieTucson-Az
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This university campus is beautiful. They have a cafeteria that is open to the public. There is an onsite coffee shop, student union with a gift shop and postal center. Coffee shop offers free wifi. There is a creek that runs through the campus and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ElizabethP999
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We just got back from doing a round of college tours. The staff at this university were very friendly and knowledgeable. With this tour we saw the whole campus including a dorm room. Definitely a small school with about 2,000 undergrad students. Beautiful campus.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank PassionforLife25
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This campus, is covered in old growth Trees, and lush lawns. Centered right in the heart of downtown...makes its convenient for students everything within walking distances. Beautiful to stroll and admire the old buildings as well.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ronnajo
Reviewed March 30, 2018

I worked in the Springer Memorial garden when I attended graduate school at the University, way way back in the 1990s!! I remember with great fondness the various gardens and the work the staff put in to make it both a learning and beautiful experience....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank veebeawa
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Attended a one day conference and used the law school lecture hall, it easy on the eye, has great acoustics and comfotable seating.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cpines64
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Willamette University is a campus that naturally catches the eye of anyone traversing State Street in Salem. It's beauty and manored majesty are set apart.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Caroline J
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