Skip to Main Content
Western Oregon University
blue checkmark
  • 4 Year
  • MONMOUTH, OR

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Western Oregon University is scheduled to be open for Fall Term 2020. Campus is currently closed to visitors and in-person tours are not available during the summer. Please utilize the following link to review our plans for fall term. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  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 B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

editorial

Western Oregon is a public university located in Monmouth, Oregon in the Salem Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,677 undergraduate students. The Western Oregon acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Education, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 41% of students, Western Oregon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.

About

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
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1160
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
Application Website

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

Cost

Net Price
$15,896 / 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
$6,863 / 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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 75 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 75 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
    36%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,677 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
666
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Busy
    34%
  • Moderate
    29%
  • Dedicated
    20%
  • Laziness
    14%
  • 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. 78 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Friendly community
    25%
  • Intimate
    25%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Eco-friendly
    18%
  • Close to perfection!
    5%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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

Similar Colleges

Colleges like Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University Reviews

Rating 3.59 out of 5  1,036 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 5 out of 5  
Start Your Review of Western Oregon University
Rating 4 out of 5  
Rating 3 out of 5  

Add to List