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Western Oregon University
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  • 4 Year
  • MONMOUTH, OR

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 C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  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 3,049 undergraduate students. The Western Oregon acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Education, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 48% of students, Western Oregon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.

About

345 MONMOUTH AVE N
MONMOUTH, OR 97361
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
92%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1200
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,181 / 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
$7,891 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 80 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 87 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 87 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    59%
  • On Campus
    26%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,049 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
566
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Moderate
    30%
  • Busy
    26%
  • Dedicated
    19%
  • Laziness
    11%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Studious
    6%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 90 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
  • Friendly community
    34%
  • Intimate
    21%
  • Diverse
    20%
  • Eco-friendly
    14%
  • Close to perfection!
    4%
  • Decent
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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