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Tuition & Fees

$10,373

$23,907

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,533
Declined + 256
Total Received 2,789
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Education
  3. Psychology/Behavioral Sciences
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School Facts

Western Oregon State, founded in 1856, is a public university. Its 157-acre campus is located in Monmouth, 20 miles southwest of Salem.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,245
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  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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Codes

SAT 4585
ACT 3480

Social Networks

Public

5,323

undergraduate students

922

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
32%
400-499
42%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
23%
400-499
46%
300-399
23%
200-299
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
55%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
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Monmouth, OR

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Monmouth, OR

157-acre campus in Monmouth (population: 9,732), 15 miles from Salem. Bus and train serve Salem; major airport serves Portland (60 miles).

Western Oregon University
345 North Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361-1394

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
32%
400-499
42%
300-399
17%
200-299
1%
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
23%
400-499
46%
300-399
23%
200-299
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
55%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,533
Declined + 256
Total Received 2,789

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Rob Findtner
Director of Admissions
P: 503 838-8211
F: 503 838-8067
worlfgram@wou.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,723
Room $7,766
Board $1,650
Books & supplies $1,650
Total $19,789
Average Financial Aid - $9,263
Total with Avg. Aid $10,526

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,263

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,030,936
State $2,647,250
Institutional $1,037,290
Other external $2,095,076
Total $15,810,552

Non-need-based

Federal $23,255
State $6,631
Institutional $370,557
Other external $421,634
Total $822,077

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Wolves
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Sign Language/English Interpreting
Anthropology
Art
Bilingual/ESOL/Early Childhood Education
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Community Crime Prevention
Community Health Education
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Contemporary Music
Corrections
Criminal Justice
Dance
Early Intervention/Special Education
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education
English/Linguistics
English/Literature
English/Writing
Exercise Science
Fire Services Administration
Geography
German Studies
Gerontology
Handicapped Learner
History
Humanities
Information Management Systems
Information Systems
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Interpreting Studies
Mathematics
Music
Natural Sciences
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology/Biological Sciences
Public Policy/Administration
Reading Education
Rehabilitation Counseling/Deaf Education
Social Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
The Arts
Theatre Arts
Visual Communication Design
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Undergraduate

85%

5,323
students

Female
58%
3,110

Male
42%
2,213

Graduate

15%

922
students

Female
72%
662

Male
28%
260

undergraduateFull-time

83%

4,454
students

Female
59%
2,584

Male
41%
1,870

undergraduatePart-time

17%

869
students

Female
61%
526

Male
39%
343

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

93%

Transfer applicants accepted

77%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

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
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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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