Western Oregon University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: Oregon


Founded in 1856, Western Oregon University (WOU) is Oregon's oldest public university. The attractive 157-acre campus is located in Monmouth, Oregon, about 15 miles from Salem (home of Willamette University and Corban College) and 60 miles from Portland. Outdoor lovers will find skiing, hiking, biking and the coast all within an easy drive. The university is home to the Teaching Research Institute, and education fields are strong at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Among the 45 undergraduate majors, business is also extremely popular major. Academics are supported by a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Western Oregon University Wolves compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The university fields 13 intercollegiate teams.

Most Popular Majors

Art, Business, Community Health Education, Criminal Justice, English, Exercise Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Social Sciences, Teacher Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5343
Total Grad Students: 28
Undergraduate Students: 5315
Faculty: 232

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 17%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

345 N Monmouth Ave
Monmouth Oregon 97361


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Main Phone: 503-838-8000

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 420 540
Math 430 540

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Transfer Statistics

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 89%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -89%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 2835

Room and Board: 8439

Tuition and Fees: 18825

Total Cost: 31299

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7410

Total Cost – In-State: 19884

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5831

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 62%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 68%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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