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Southern Oregon University
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  • 4 Year
  • ASHLAND, OR

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Southern Oregon is a public university located in Ashland, Oregon in the Medford Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,589 undergraduate students. The Southern Oregon acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Drama and Theatre Production. Graduating 41% of students, Southern Oregon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.

About

1250 SISKIYOU BLVD
ASHLAND, OR 97520
About Southern Oregon...
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Frontier Conference

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.

SOU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1230
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,134 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,932 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 56 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 68 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 68 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    55%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,589 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,807
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Unique
    46%
  • Immature
    4%
  • Highschool
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 63 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
  • Accepting of each individual
    29%
  • Free-spirted
    27%
  • Inclusive
    14%
  • Outdoorsy
    14%
  • Back in highschool again
    6%
  • Best school ever
    4%
  • Community of like-minded people
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 42 responses

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