Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

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Tuition & Fees

$9,540

$26,415

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,596
Declined 473
Total Received 3,069
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Public

4,426

undergraduate students

503

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,929
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational

157-acre campus in Monmouth (population: 10,338), 15 miles from Salem. Bus and train serve Salem; major airport serves Portland (60 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Metropolitan area: Portland
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Portland International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
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
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Model United Nations
  • Multicultural Student Union
  • Oregon Student Association
  • Alternative Spring Break (community service)
  • M.E.Ch.A

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Holiday Tree Lighting
  • Alcohol Awareness Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $60
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.33

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,596
Declined 473
Total Received 3,069

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Considered

character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

95%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,858

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,740
Room & board $10,415
Additional fees $1,800
Books & supplies $1,299
Other fees $948
Total $22,202
Average Financial Aid - $4,858
Total with Avg. Aid $17,344

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Track and field, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Corrections
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
English Language and Literature, General
Fire Services Administration
Geography
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

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

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

4,929

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

4,426
students

Female
64%
2,830

Male
36%
1,596

10%

503
students

Female
69%
348

Male
31%
155

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

3,703
students

Female
65%
2,391

Male
35%
1,312

17%

723
students

Female
61%
439

Male
39%
284

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 24%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Not Reported

Transfer students enrolled

-

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
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 no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

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

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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