Southern Oregon is a public university located in Ashland, Oregon in the Medford Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,640 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 38% of students, Southern Oregon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,500.
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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.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 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.57 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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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!
I would like my college campus to be more inclusive and accessible for all body types. SOU already does a great job with being accessible with (dis)abled bodies, however there can be more ramps available throughout campus for those who have difficulties with stairs and there needs to be more automatic door openers on campus for all locations that have heavier doors. The campus can continue to progress by having more gender neutral bathrooms in all the buildings on campus, so everyone can use the restroom comfortably without sacrificing one’s gender identity by choosing the men’s or women’s restroom options. While this campus is doing great in many fields, there is always room for improvement and to further progress the university.
I really enjoyed the program I was in: Communications (Digital Cinema) and Emerging Media and Digital Arts. I was able to get two degrees here because I had an advisor who helped me make the most of my time in University while being able to study abroad, take part in jobs, internships, and clubs in my major. The Digital Media Center allowed students to reserve really nice equipment for no cost, to create our own projects and SOU has multiple student professional positions to help us gain experience in our field.