B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Western Oregon University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
345 North Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1070
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$16,486/ 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
    $12,189/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,662/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,422/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,682/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,138/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,089Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Busy
    38%
  • Moderate
    28%
  • Dedicated
    16%
  • Laziness
    16%
  • Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.72 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Intimate
    29%
  • Friendly community
    26%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Eco-friendly
    21%
  • Close to perfection!
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
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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Although I have only attended Western Oregon University (WOU) for a short amount of time, I love this campus. The professors are very knowledgeable and hold a sincere passion for their fields. I enjoy the fact that students and professors are able to connect personally, so you can really get to know each other. This makes getting references much easier! The opportunities are an additional reason why I enjoy attending WOU. As a psychology major, I have an opportunity to be a research assistant, a teacher's assistant, or both! This provides an opportunity to experience those positions, and determine if they are areas that I want to pursue. WOU also has many activities and clubs, this is great because you can get to meet so many new people. One complaint I have is the advising available at WOU. I would enjoy more being able to sit with my advisor and create an academic plan instead of using an online system that tracks courses and credits.
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I really like the campus! Its a small school which is helpful for me. The town its in is small and isn't always eventful but overall its a cute town. I love some of the programs the school has and the student-lead activities and clubs and organizations. Obviously the only thing I would change is the cost of tuition, room & board, and textbooks. But what college student wouldn't want to change that stuff?
Great school! The university grounds are gorgeous. Lots of ASL students here. I decided to minor it it. The student population is very diverse. There are a lot of students from Oregon here but I've also met students from California, Hawaii, Washington, and Alaska. It's been a great experience so far.