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Western Oregon University is a public institution that was founded in 1856. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,428, 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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 81. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,818 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,934 (2012-13).
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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.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Western Oregon University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Western Oregon University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||87.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Western Oregon University is 19:1, and the school has 48.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||14|
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Western Oregon University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,428, with a gender distribution of 41.4 percent male students and 58.6 percent female students. At this school, 26.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74.0 percent of students live off campus. Western Oregon University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Western Oregon University, 84.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,978.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|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)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data