Western Oregon University

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345 N. Monmouth Avenue

Monmouth, OR 97361-1394

Phone: (503) 838-8000
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Western Oregon University is a public institution that was founded in 1856. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,387, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 157 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Western Oregon University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 80. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,818 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,934 (2012-13).

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

Western Oregon University is a comprehensive university that creates personalized learning opportunities, supports the advancement of knowledge for the public good and maximizes individual and professional development. Our environment is open to the exchange of ideas, where discovery, creativity and critical thinking flourish, and students succeed. Western Oregon University is steadily emerging as a leading comprehensive public liberal arts institution.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1856
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $11,908,125


When applying to Western Oregon University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Western Oregon University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 88.4 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 88.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Western Oregon University is 20:1, and the school has 51.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Western Oregon University include: Education, General; Business/Commerce, General; Psychology, General; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; and Health and Wellness, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.7 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Education, General 20%
Business/Commerce, General 13%
Psychology, General 9%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 7%
Health and Wellness, General 7%

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Student Life

Western Oregon University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,387, with a gender distribution of 41.3 percent male students and 58.7 percent female students. Western Oregon University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,187
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Western Oregon University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Western 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Western Oregon University, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Western Oregon University.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $7,818 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $20,934 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,880 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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