5,314
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,995
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
78
78%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Southern Oregon University is a Comprehensive institution located in Ashland, OR, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR  97520
United States
Contact Mr. Kelly Moutsatson
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@sou.edu
Phone: 541-552-6411
Fax: 541-552-6614

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Criminology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,766
Applied
2,163
Accepted
5,314
Enrolled
78%
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Female Admissions

1,756
Females Applied
1,414
Females Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,010
Males Applied
749
Males Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.32
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Required for some programs

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,740
In-state
23,670
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,875
Full-time student fees
12,255
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,995
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,651
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,169
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
7,488
Avg. Loan Aid
0
Avg. Grant Aid
6,661
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
88%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,314
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.23%
Black or African American 2.39%
White or Caucasian 59.48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.07%
Asian 1.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.65%
Two or more races 10.03%
Other 9.33%

Gender

Male (40.53%)
Female (59.47%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 26%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Southern Oregon Arts and Research Symposium, International Week and One World (performing arts series)

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Native American Student Union, International Student Association, Impact (religious club), Ho`opa`a Hawaii Club and Omicron Delta Kappa

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No No No
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Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
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Tennis No Checkmark No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
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Wrestling No No No

Faculty

283
Total Faculty
21:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 167
Part-time - 116
Male - 137
Female - 146