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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
About University of Oregon...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
From University of Oregon

Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, ideally situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching. We're a member of the Association of American Universities, meaning we're one of the top 62 research universities in the nation. With nine schools and colleges—and more than 300 academic programs—we offer more than 3,000 undergraduate classes that will challenge you to think critically, creatively, and globally.

University of Oregon Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
1080-1270
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$15,100/ 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
$8,662/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.181 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.404 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.404 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,801Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,539
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 329 responses
Report
  • Outgoing and have a desire to learn
    15%
  • Thoughtful, creative, intelligent
    13%
  • Environmentalist / Health Conscious
    13%
  • Adventurous
    12%
  • A proud Duck!!!
    12%
  • Energetic
    11%
  • Chill
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.433 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.485 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 335 responses
Report
  • "I left my heart in Oregon"
    23%
  • SCODUCKS!
    19%
  • ETHICS : INNOVATION : ACTION
    15%
  • Fast-paced
    13%
  • Spirited
    13%
  • Variety
    7%
  • Patagucci
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    72%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    78%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.124 responses
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    University of Oregon Reviews

    3,470 reviews
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    Academics: If you're coming here for Architecture, Geography, PPPM, Biochem, Journalism, Accounting, or Sport Marketing it's great! Try talking to a Senior or Junior in the program you're interested in who ISN'T provided by the school.
    Dorms are great. People will always complain about something but they're really fun dorms, and people always look back with fondness. Mine had a 3D printer and kitchen which was super helpful.
    Safety I'm mixed about. Generally UO is pretty safe however in the 3 full years I've been here so far there's been a lot of muggings and drug problems with the frats.
    ROI: President Schill makes $720,000/year and has only been increasing tuition while slashing grad student benefits, which is sad because they're a backbone of UO. I could've probably gotten the same education in a year doing YouTube videos and Code Academy, but you have to realize that you're paying for an incredible experience for the next 4 years and that time holds unlimited potential.
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    University of Oregon is an amazing school and has such amazing people. The whole campus just has an open environment and it feels very judgement free. I really felt like I could be myself at that school even if that didn't fit societies standards of normal. While it has such a freeing environment it also has amazing professors and superb classes. The knowledge that I've gained just through my first year was mind blowing. Most of the negative things that you expect college to be (pretentious, intimidating, exhausting) is not what University of Oregon is. They are almost quite the opposite and I believe whole heatedly that this school was meant for me!
    I can’t say enough great things about the SOJC and advertising major. The professors at SOJC are nothing short of amazing - well connected, world travelers, always pushing us to want more. They bring all their decades of experience to us and care so much for their students success. . The SOJC majors provide very intimate settings and deliver tons of hands on training. Professional trips to NY, SF, etc. plus student associations where you can connect with future employers. Allen Hall has an in house ad agency - if you are selected, you will work on ad campaigns for businesses. Your portfolio work begins immediately once you are accepted into the major. And it’s not impacted like most UC universities. The state of the art media lab is constantly being upgraded to remain a pioneer in the industry. Some students groan about the extra course work for gen ed but the requirements for economics etc makes us well rounded academically. Sco Ducks!