Willamette University

A University in Oregon History

If college tours are on your agenda while staying at our Salem, OR hotel, don't miss the chance to stop at Willamette University. Located only a short drive from Red Lion Inn & Suites Salem, Willamette University has the distinction of being the oldest university in the Western US, as well as a highly selective private liberal arts university.

Ranked by Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and other top sources as one of the best schools in the nation, Willamette's accolades include the 2014 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, top small schools with alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers, a leader in law schools in improving graduate employment rates, and a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. Willamette's academic track record is impressive on its own, but combined with its Pacific Northwest location and access to Salem civic life, it becomes even more of a draw.

 Willamette's campus, located next to the river of the same name, boasts scenic views, exceptional experiences, and an insight into why Salem residents all take pride in the school. Visit Willamette University while staying at our Salem hotel to experience it for yourself. 

 Read about Willamette's exceptional academics - the College of Liberal Arts, College of Law and Atkinson Graduate School of Management - before your visit to come prepared.

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Salem, OR 97301
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