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Student Faculty Ratio
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.63 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management145 Graduates
Elementary Education64 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies57 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies56 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production38 Graduates
Graphic Design31 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 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!
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.
Most people here aren't very motivated which makes for a pretty deflated learning experience. Not a ton of class choices as expected for a small school. The food is pretty bad unless groups are visiting in which case, it's fantastic... However, most people are incredibly friendly and I've had a fun social experience. It's pretty easy to make friends if you're simply willing to talk to strangers. Once people are sophomores they move off campus because it's cheaper, this makes meeting older students really hard. The faculty is made up of all good people. Ashland is great busy town for its small size, most people don't see the potential activities within the city limits. Any hippy kind of activity or hobby you might have you can find in the town. Meditation, kundalini yoga, drum circles, you name it. I found it to be surprisingly diverse also. Parties are thin, only been to one that didn't make me walk away before reaching the door.