Southern Oregon University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: Oregon


Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts university located on an attractive 175-acre campus in Ashland, Oregon. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the school's proximity to hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. Outside magazine ranked Ashland among the top towns in the country because of its active arts community, recreational opportunities, vineyards, and beautiful location. Students at SOU can choose from 35 majors and over 100 areas of study. Pre-professional areas such as business, communications and criminal justice are among the most popular, but the university's location also makes it a great choice for fields like environmental studies and outdoor adventure leadership. SOU prides itself on connecting classroom work to the community through internships, research, and capstone projects. Academics are supported by a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active with over 50 student clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Southern Oregon Raiders compete in the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference for most sports.

Most Popular Majors

Art, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Health and Physical Education, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5079
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 5645
Faculty: 209

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 13%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland Oregon 97520


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 25
English 18 26
Math 18 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 580
Math 440 550

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 59%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -59%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1260

Other Expenses: 2484

Room and Board: 9084

Tuition and Fees: 19230

Total Cost: 32058

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6840

Total Cost – In-State: 19668

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5543

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 61%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 67%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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