Western Oregon is a public university located in Monmouth, Oregon in the Salem Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,081 undergraduate students. The Western Oregon acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Education. Graduating 39% of students, Western Oregon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities102 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration68 Graduates
Public Health Education63 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science47 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods44 Graduates
Sign Language31 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.75 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
Western Oregon University Reviews
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.
Since I come from a background of diversity I really enjoyed that Western has many opportunities for diverse Scholarship. Also, being the first person in your family to go to college is very difficult especially if you don't really put yourself out there and seek for that help. In Western, they make sure that first-generation students are well aware of the help that's out there for them. They offer many scholarships as well for the students that are the first generation. Not only is it about the scholarships, but they also make everyone feel included by the different activities they host and also many clubs. Out of one thing, I can think about that might need a little bit of improvement is having more things to do in the city of Monmouth. The closest town with things to do in Corvallis and if you don't have a way of transportation that might be a little difficult for you.
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?