A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Oregon is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
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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
78%
SAT Range
980-1220
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$66
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$15,355/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,964/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,479/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,086/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,313/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,788/ year

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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.281 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.281 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,330Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 206 responses
Report
  • Outgoing and have a desire to learn
    25%
  • Environmentalist / Health Conscious
    17%
  • A proud Duck!!!
    17%
  • Chill
    17%
  • Thoughtful, creative, intelligent
    9%
  • Energetic
    5%
  • An individual, unique, accepting
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.310 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.362 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 212 responses
Report
  • SCODUCKS!
    27%
  • "I left my heart in Oregon"
    18%
  • Variety
    18%
  • Spirited
    17%
  • Lots of Opportunties
    5%
  • ETHICS : INNOVATION : ACTION
    5%
  • Patagucci
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ 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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Out of state and International students combine to make up about 65% of University of Oregon. Thankfully UO is very proactive about homesickness, it is topic for continuing workshops and different outreach programs. You don't have to seek help it'll be very accessible. UO tried hard to foster the close knit community aspect within a large college. It starts right away during IntroDUCKtion when you are assigned a "flock" and you'll meet with them again when school starts. When you arrive for fall term it's stimulation overload and you're too busy to miss home. Immediately your calendar is full of physical activities, spirit events, socials and free food. They throw you right into the rigorous 10 week quarter load. Then about week 4 they arrange a sweet surprise from your parents to you personally (I won't spoil it) Then week 5 is our Family Weekend. Before you know it it's Winter Break and you'll be missing your family and home in Eugene!
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The University of Oregon is a gorgeous campus filled with history and unique architecture. The nature scene is also very stunning- vast trees, sociable squirrels, and the occasional turkey, yet is also a short walk from downtown Eugene. Overall, I really like being a student here. As for staff, I have met amazing and humble professors and strict, unforgiving ones as well. The student atmosphere is very lively and theres always a club or organization to join or an event to attend. The street fairs twice a year is my favorite part because of the various types of yummy street food students get to enjoy right here on campus. It's an experience worth having, that's for sure. Sko Ducks!
Sco Ducks! University of Oregon is a good school overall, however, just like many other colleges it has become more about big business than about the education. The university has become more of an elitist school over the last few years and is more concerned about keeping this status than its students. The school continues to raise tuition prices and it is frustrating as a student who can hardly afford the current prices. Students have voiced their opinion on this matter, but are consistently ignored. On the other hand, the UO does provide a nice learning atmosphere. Everyone here is full of duck pride and campus is beautiful.