Tuition & Fees

$9,287

$24,630

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
40%
400-499
36%
300-399
6%
600-699
4%
500-599
45%
400-499
44%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
31%
400-499
43%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
32%
18-23
42%
12-17
14%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
34%
18-23
46%
12-17
18%
30-36
5%
24-29
39%
18-23
45%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,181
Declined + 598
Total Received 2,779
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Public

5,475

undergraduate students

666

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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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 6,141
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: 21,639), 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
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
40%
400-499
36%
300-399
6%
600-699
4%
500-599
45%
400-499
44%
300-399
7%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
31%
400-499
43%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
32%
18-23
42%
12-17
14%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
34%
18-23
46%
12-17
18%
30-36
5%
24-29
39%
18-23
45%
12-17
11%

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 2,181
Declined + 598
Total Received 2,779

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 $7,427
Room $7,191
Board $4,680
Additional fees $1,860
Books & supplies $999
Total $22,157
Average Financial Aid - $10,995
Total with Avg. Aid $11,162

Financial Aid

88%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,995

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,189,933
State $2,040,640
Institutional $1,529,141
Other external
Total $11,759,714

Non-need-based

Federal $10,522
State $150,635
Institutional $417,078
Other external
Total $578,235

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.
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Development
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
Emerging Media/Digital Arts
English
Environmental Education
Environmental Science/Policy
Financial Mathematics
French Language Teaching
Health/Physical Education
Healthcare Administration
History
Human Service
Innovation/Leadership
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Management
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Music
Music Performance
Nursing
Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Outdoor Adventure/Expedition Leadership
Political Science
Production Design
Psychology
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish Language Teaching
Spanish Language/Culture
Special Education
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

89%

5,475
students

Female
59%
3,235

Male
41%
2,240

Graduate

11%

666
students

Female
56%
370

Male
44%
296

undergraduateFull-time

66%

3,646
students

Female
60%
2,158

Male
40%
1,488

undergraduatePart-time

34%

1,829
students

Female
59%
1,077

Male
41%
752

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
7%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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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