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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 3,397 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Oregon acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 40% of students, Southern Oregon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
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- 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.64 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies72 Graduates
Elementary Education68 Graduates
Graphic Design45 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production44 Graduates
Environmental Science37 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching37 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities28 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
Southern Oregon University Reviews
Southern Oregon University is a great school for anyone looking to go to college. You can get the same education anywhere. I'm very happy about how much everything was. The yearly cost of how much everything was, was half of what my sister had to pay at her college. The life on campus is awesome! Everyone is friendly and it is all a nice community. Ashland isn't a very big place so you get to know everyone.
I love Southern Oregon University! The staff and people there are very kind and helpful. The town is super cute and very pretty with lots of scenic spots. One thing about the school is we don't have Greek Life which doesn't bother me but may bother others. The school is small however I enjoy that aspect because you get to know more people and the student to professor ratio is small. The overall experience has been amazing!
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!