Southern Oregon is a public university located in Ashland, Oregon in the Medford Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,670 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Oregon acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 39% of students, Southern Oregon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,500.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies59 Graduates
Elementary Education59 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production35 Graduates
Graphic Design34 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching32 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies31 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities28 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.56 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
Southern Oregon University Reviews
My experience here at SOU has gradually increased and has become the best decision of my life. The school is small and you get well connected to lots of people and professors. The class sizes are small, and you can easily get to know your professors well if you choose so. The people in this community are welcoming and the culture down here is somewhat diverse and open to everything. The student life could be more lively, however, we always seem to make it happen. This university has changed my life and I'm so thankful that I decided to stay here for my undergraduate degree!
There are a number of things that I love about Southern Oregon University. Much of what I like lie within this school is the academics and the programs they provide for each student as they begin to study their major. Another big aspect is the athletics, this school is very well-known for is athletic program. For me personally this is a key factor because I am a student athlete here at Southern Oregon and I can say it is one of the best programs I have been apart of. Lastly, the schools overall atmosphere is amazing, all students and all faculty members are kind and whole hearted individuals who care about everyone regardless of who you are.
Honestly, I love this school. It's a small, intimate school, and the professors are helpful and care about the wellbeing of their students. The campus is lovely, though filled with hills, and the sense of community is incredibly welcoming, which is nice at a small school. Most of the students, clubs, and sports are eager to connect with other students. Many of the issues on campus, however are structural, such as parking and the never-ending construction that the students must pay for. I would say that, as a community, SOU is great. Academically, it is a wonderful school for arts and STEM. But there is a disconnect between administration and students.