Eastern Oregon University

2014 Quick Stats
1 University Boulevard

La Grande, OR 97850

Phone: (541) 962-3672
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
Sep. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (West)

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Eastern Oregon University is a public institution that was founded in 1929. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,845, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Eastern Oregon University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,238 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,720 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Eastern Oregon University is the university that works with you! Prepare for the world beyond college with our high-quality liberal arts and professional programs. Classes are available when and where you need them - at our main campus in La Grande, online anywhere in the world, or onsite at one of 16 centers across the state. Educational, cultural and economic growth is important to our region, state and nation. That's why we are committed to providing a personal, student-centered experience in all that we do.

Visit www.eou.edu.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1929
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $5,686,000


When applying to Eastern Oregon University, it's important to note the application deadline is September 1, and the early action deadline is February 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 67 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.0%
Application deadline September 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Eastern Oregon University is 23:1, and the school has 63.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Eastern Oregon University include: Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Education, Other; Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General; and Social Sciences, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 28%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 18%
Education, Other 11%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 5%
Social Sciences, Other 5%

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Student Life

Eastern Oregon University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,845, with a gender distribution of 38.3 percent male students and 61.7 percent female students. At this school, 11 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 89 percent of students live off campus. Eastern Oregon University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,208
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Eastern Oregon University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. Eastern Oregon University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Eastern Oregon University, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Eastern Oregon University.

Students who have cars on campus 30%
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $7,238 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,720 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,435 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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