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Western Oregon University
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  • 4 Year
  • MONMOUTH, OR

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Report Card

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

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Western Oregon is a public university located in Monmouth, Oregon in the Salem Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,421 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Western Oregon acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Education, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 45% of students, Western Oregon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.

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345 NORTH MONMOUTH AVE
MONMOUTH, OR 97361
About Western Oregon...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Western Oregon University Rankings

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

WOU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1200
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
Application Website

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Cost

Net Price
$14,400 / 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
$7,901 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 72 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 78 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 78 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    5%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    93%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,421 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
587
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Busy
    32%
  • Moderate
    27%
  • Dedicated
    22%
  • Laziness
    14%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 81 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Friendly community
    26%
  • Intimate
    26%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Eco-friendly
    17%
  • Close to perfection!
    4%
  • Decent
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 45 responses

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