Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR

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Tuition & Fees

$9,615

$25,545

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
37%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
55%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
42%
12-17
23%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,966
Declined 548
Total Received 2,514
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Public

5,011

undergraduate students

994

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,005
Established in 1926
Coeducational Coeducational

175-acre campus in Ashland (population: 21,117), 10 miles from Medford; branch campus in Medford. Served by bus; air serves Medford; train serves Klamath Falls (70 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Medford-Jackson County

Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR
97520

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Native American Student Union
  • International Student Association
  • Impact (religious club)
  • Ho`opa`a Hawaii Club
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Top Events

  • Southern Oregon Arts and Research Symposium
  • International Week
  • One World (performing arts series)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
37%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
55%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
42%
12-17
23%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.34

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,966
Declined 548
Total Received 2,514

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
application essay
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
volunteer work

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,747

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,740
Room & board $12,255
Additional fees $1,875
Total $21,870
Average Financial Aid - $4,747
Total with Avg. Aid $17,123
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Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby, skiing, soccer

Club Sports - Women's

rugby, skiing

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Management
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

6,005

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

5,011
students

Female
60%
3,021

Male
40%
1,990

17%

994
students

Female
64%
638

Male
36%
356

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

63%

3,187
students

Female
60%
1,886

Male
40%
1,301

37%

1,824
students

Female
63%
1,135

Male
37%
689

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 67%
Student 4 year graduation rate 25%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

412

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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