University of Oregon

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
52%
48%
student ratio
20,559
total students
$8,190 | $29,160
in-state | out-of-state tuition
January 15
fall application deadline
74%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
559
sat math
553
sat reading
545
sat writing
25
act composite

Overview

Explore If

There's something about the University of Oregon. Everything. In an exceptional academic community surrounded by a city alive with music, culture, food, and art--and Northwest of normal enough to keep things interesting.

Deep in the woods, between a winding river and the Cascades lies an oasis of innovation and discovery. Populated by scientists, champions, explorers, builders and storytellers. And Ducks--who aren't afraid to try, fail, and try again, collaborating and finding a better way--together. In a beautiful place that encourages students to ask "what if?"

Join a Community of Curious Collaborators

Find possibilities and creativity everywhere on the UO campus. Not just in the obvious places like the art department, the School of Music and Dance, in journalism, architecture, or theatre arts. Creativity is part of who Ducks are, which makes perfect sense because this is the birthplace of all kinds of innovation, including Nike. It all started here--literally--in a little room under Hayward Field with a waffle iron and a couple of guys who dared to ask, "what if?"

With more than 270 majors and minors to choose from, Ducks have a world of inquiry at their webbed feet. The UO's education program is among the top 15 in the country. If. Three of UO's law programs are in the top 10 in the nation. Sports marketing? It's not a competition, but UO is number one. A comic studies program? The first and only in the country is here. If something more scientific appeals, the UO is at the nucleus of integrative science studies. Whether it's math and chemistry or theoretical science and nanotechnology, UO has something that will make the nucleus accumbens of a science student's brain light up.

It's no accident that the College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the university. Every UO student graduates with a broad-based liberal arts and sciences degree, regardless of major. Ducks learn to question critically, solve problems, and communicate clearly--the skills that 93% of employers say are more important than an employee's major.

UO's School of Journalism and Communications, headed by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and journalists, leads the way in the idea industry for studying brands, media, design, and creative culture. Students get to spend summers in Alaska on the Climate Change Reporting Project and go to Ghana to study media in developing markets.

In the Lundquist College of Business, students manage real investments, launch real startups, and work on real problems for real companies. It's just one of the reasons amazing companies are interested in hiring UO students when they graduate.

The UO's Museum of Natural and Cultural History houses a 10,000-year-old pair of sandals. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has extensive holdings of Orthodox icons and Asian art; and the Knight Library houses the personal archives of counterculture novelist Ken Kesey, class of '57.

Ask the Tough Questions

UO is deeply committed to research--asking good questions that take students to new and better places. Exploring ways to help people live more sustainably. Chemistry faculty found ways to teach chemistry that creates the least possible toxic waste. Then they taught green chemistry to the world. Recent studies in neuroplasticity have helped parents to better equip their children with language, emotional regulation, and other basic life skills. UO researchers are envisioning the possibilities for people with Parkinson's disease. And undergraduates are doing original research into the organisms that impact diseases in people's guts.

Know where to go fishing for answers? Try the Zebrafish International Research Center, where 80,000 fish provide genetics researchers with insights into how autism develops in living organisms in real time. The Institute of Neuroscience leads the way in autism spectrum disorder research that has the potential to result in prevention and cures.

Green--Just One of UO's Favorite Colors

At the UO, being green means more than just wearing it or recycling. The UO is one of only 11 schools to make the Green Rating Honor Roll. Buildings across campus were designed to be extraordinarily efficient and built with sustainable materials. America's Best Architecture and Design Schools 2015 named the UO the No. 1 sustainable design practices and principles program. The Lillis Business Complex is lined with photovoltaic cells that can generate 44,000 watts of electricity to power the university. Being green also means getting out and getting things done. Like the Institute of Ecology and Evolution's cutting-edge research on climate change and mosquito genetics.

Eugene was voted one of the greenest and bike-friendliest cities in the U.S. The campus is an arboretum, with more than 4,000 trees representing 500 varieties. Sure it rains here.

Folks call it "liquid sunshine." It's what keeps it so green. But the temperatures are typically mild, which means outdoor activities can--and do--happen year-round. The best time to visit? How about now?

Live Here and Learn Everywhere

Everything here is designed to build an inclusive environment of collaboration and innovation. UO residence halls aren't just filled with beds and microwaveable noodles but with students sharing ideas and perspectives. Ducks join First-Year Interest Groups that bring people together based on powerful ideas and provide opportunities to interact with and learn from each other. In the Global Scholars Hall, students have access to immersive language programs, peers from different cultures, and resident scholars, ready to help take any discussion to a whole new place.

Want to become a world-wise Duck? The UO offers 190 study abroad programs and 150 global internships around the world. Learn about people, practices, creeds, and cultures in amazing places around the world. The International Student Association has 3,000 students from more than 90 countries. Ducks don't just look different, they think differently--to generate better ideas and then make something extraordinary--together.

Humans' insatiable need to explore, to experiment, to connect--that's what fuels everything at the University of Oregon. It's what makes us ask, "What if?" It's what makes Ducks Ducks.

Come here to be a Duck.


Location & Contact


Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Landscape Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethnic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Folklore
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Japanese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Applied Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Digital Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

74% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied21,359
    • Accepted15,997
    • Acceptance Rate74%
    • Enrolled20,559
    • Female Applicants11,450
    • Females Accepted9,135
    • Female Acceptance Rate79%
    • Male Applicants9,909
    • Males Accepted6,862
    • Male Acceptance Rate69%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      C+ or better in 15 college preparatory units
    • Required for Some Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.58
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer May 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 553 490 610
    • SAT Math 559 500 620
    • SAT Writing 545 490 600
    • ACT Composite 25 22 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$8,190
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,160
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,728.00
    • Room and board *$11,442.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students20,559
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.97%
    • Black or African American2.02%
    • White or Caucasian61.91%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.54%
    • Asian5.35%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.42%
    • Two or more races6.28%
    • Unknown1.03%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout13.47% representing 74 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students41% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 19%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations political and environmental action, cultural organizations, major-specific organizations, community service organizations, club sports
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division A Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,633
    • Full-time Percentage64%
    • Part-time Percentage36%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio18:1 or 22,047 students to 1,199 faculty


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