Tuition & Fees

$8,523

$23,170

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,163
Declined + 603
Total Received 2,766
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Public

5,314

undergraduate students

602

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Psychology
  3. Criminology
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Codes

SAT 4702
ACT 3496

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
16%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
31%
400-499
43%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
27%
18-23
40%
12-17
22%
30-36
0
24-29
33%
18-23
39%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
33%
18-23
50%
12-17
14%
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School Facts

Southern Oregon University, founded in 1869, is a coeducational, public, liberal arts university. Its 175-acre campus is located in Ashland, in southwestern Oregon.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,916
Established in 1926
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Ashland, OR

175-acre campus in Ashland (population: 20,684), 10 miles from Medford; branch campus in Medford. Served by bus; air serves Medford; train serves Klamath Falls (70 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
16%
500-599
38%
400-499
33%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
39%
400-499
41%
300-399
9%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
31%
400-499
43%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
27%
18-23
40%
12-17
22%
30-36
0
24-29
33%
18-23
39%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
33%
18-23
50%
12-17
14%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,163
Declined + 603
Total Received 2,766

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Kelly Moutsatson
Director of Admissions
P: 541 552-6411
F: 541 552-8403
admissions@sou.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,813
Room $7,065
Board $4,545
Additional fees $1,710
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $21,133
Average Financial Aid - $11,131
Total with Avg. Aid $10,002

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,131

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,187,565
State $2,041,125
Institutional $2,415,045
Other external $62,093
Total $12,705,828

Non-need-based

Federal $5,738
State $0
Institutional $840,434
Other external $435,154
Total $1,281,326

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Cascade Collegiate Conference, Frontier Conference
Mascot
Red Tailed Hawk
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business/Chemistry
Business/Mathematics
Business/Physics
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science
Criminology
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Education
Environmental Studies
Foreign Languages/Cultures
Geography
Geology
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Management
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mental Health Counseling
Music
Music/Business
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Science
Social Sciences
Sociology
Teaching
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

90%

5,314
students

Female
59%
3,160

Male
41%
2,154

Graduate

10%

602
students

Female
70%
419

Male
30%
183

undergraduateFull-time

67%

3,598
students

Female
59%
2,111

Male
41%
1,487

undergraduatePart-time

33%

1,716
students

Female
62%
1,049

Male
38%
667

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

84%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.25
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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