Tuition & Fees

$9,198

$25,653

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
27%
400-499
48%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,371
Declined + 571
Total Received 2,942
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Public

4,776

undergraduate students

509

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Education
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4585
ACT 3480

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,285
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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Monmouth, OR

157-acre campus in Monmouth (population: 10,174), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
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

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
1 sororities 1% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
27%
400-499
48%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,371
Declined + 571
Total Received 2,942

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

Financial Aid

55%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,865

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,440
Additional fees $1,758
Books & supplies $1,299
Total $10,497
Average Financial Aid - $9,865
Total with Avg. Aid $632

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,408,199
State $2,507,866
Institutional $1,177,245
Other external $1,889,298
Total $13,982,608

Non-need-based

Federal $41,836
State $23,009
Institutional $544,945
Other external $523,757
Total $1,133,547

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 503 838-8475
F: 503 838-8200
finaid@wou.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kella Helyer
Director of Financial Aid
helyerk@wou.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Curtis Campbell (men's)
Executive Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Mascot
Wolves

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Education
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

5,285

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

4,776
students

Female
62%
2,968

Male
38%
1,808

10%

509
students

Female
67%
343

Male
33%
166

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

4,042
students

Female
63%
2,513

Male
37%
1,529

16%

734
students

Female
62%
455

Male
38%
279

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Neng Yang
Vice President for Office of International Education & Development
503 838-8425
yangn@wou.edu

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