A private liberal arts college located in Salem, Oregon, United States, founded in 1842,Willamette is the oldest university in the Western United States. Willamette is a member of the Annapolis Group of colleges, and is made up of an undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and post-graduate schools of business and law. Approximately 2,800 students are enrolled at Willamette between the graduate and undergraduate programs.[

Willamette's undergraduate programs exist within the school's College of Liberal Arts. The school was rated 63rd among American liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report for 2013.