B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Southern Oregon University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Frontier Conference
Address
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
Website

Southern Oregon University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Southern Oregon University

Cost

Net Price
$13,648/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,325/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,093/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,802/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,390/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,964/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,581Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Unique
    46%
  • Immature
    5%
  • Highschool
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
72%
of students say they don't have Greek life.54 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.75 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Free-spirted
    33%
  • Accepting of each individual
    25%
  • Outdoorsy
    15%
  • Inclusive
    13%
  • Back in highschool again
    8%
  • Best school ever
    5%
  • Community of like-minded people
    3%

After Southern Oregon University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
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Southern Oregon University Reviews

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One of the main reasons I went to this school was of the small-class environment. It was nice to have professors that remembered you by name, and were often available to help you outside of class. I was a student before all of the new construction (dorms, cafeteria, science building, and soon-to-be athletic building). The dorms I stayed in were worn out and tired, and the food was sub-par. Things may have changed, though!
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I am currently a freshman at Southern Oregon University and love attending this university. The school is a smaller University, but offers great diversity. The people are friendly, the professors are great, and Ashland is a cute town. The party scene is not huge and dorm life becomes annoying through people smoking in their rooms and being loud in the hallways, but that is found almost everywhere. Football is highly prioritized and the campus food is good, but gets old after awhile. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and there are plenty of activities to get involved in on campus.
Very content with courses in the music department. The USEM course needs improvement. Scheduling of classes is difficult for music majors. There are many overlapping class times. Campus cleanliness is very good. Professors who perform poorly should be disciplined accordingly. More processes should be made available online like Add/Drop Slips. The music library is admirable and it should continue that way. The new marketing for the music department is good, but should improve so that more students can be attracted to the school. Improvement on professor workload is necessary. There should be a cap to the amount of courses one person instructs. Modernization of music building should be analyzed. The music lab needs major work.