Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

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Tuition & Fees

$10,194

$29,004

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
470
75th
590
25th
475
75th
22
25th
14
75th
24
25th
16
75th
23
25th
16
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,822
Declined 744
Total Received 3,566
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Public

4,807

undergraduate students

1,068

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 5,875
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational

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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: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
470
75th
590
25th
475
75th
22
25th
14
75th
24
25th
16
75th
23
25th
16

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,822
Declined 744
Total Received 3,566

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

71%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,646

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,280
Room $8,709
Board $1,680
Additional fees $1,914
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $21,783
Average Financial Aid - $7,646
Total with Avg. Aid $14,137

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,942,543
State $2,971,790
Institutional $1,547,321
Other external $1,763,037
Total $14,224,691

Non-need-based

Federal $29,187
State $69,572
Institutional $867,064
Other external $973,026
Total $1,938,849

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Bilingual and Multilingual Education. yes yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Child Development. yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Corrections Administration. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dance, General. yes yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Education, General. yes yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Fire Services Administration. yes yes
Geography. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes
Gerontology. yes yes
Health Teacher Education. yes yes
History, General. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Music, Other. yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Health Education and Promotion. yes yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation. yes yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, Other. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Sustainability Studies. yes yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Education
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

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

5,875

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

4,807
students

Female
63%
3,038

Male
37%
1,769

18%

1,068
students

Female
70%
751

Male
30%
317

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

3,839
students

Female
64%
2,465

Male
36%
1,374

20%

968
students

Female
59%
573

Male
41%
395

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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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

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