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Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

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Overview

Western Oregon University is a Comprehensive institution located in Monmouth, OR, in a rural setting.

Location & Contact

Address 345 North Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR  97361
United States
Contact Mr. David Compton
Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment
Email: wolfgram@wou.edu
Phone: 503-838-8211
Fax: 503-838-8067

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Bilingual And Multilingual Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Curriculum And Instruction Checkmark
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Hearing Impairments Including Deafness Checkmark
Educational/instructional Technology Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
German Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
Reading Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, Other Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Sign Language Interpretation And Translation Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Gerontology Checkmark
Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Corrections Checkmark
Corrections Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

874
Applied
730
Accepted
4,070
Enrolled
84%
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Female Admissions

539
Females Applied
467
Females Accepted
87%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

335
Males Applied
263
Males Accepted
79%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.3
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.75
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: General college preparatory program completion

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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 470 610
SAT Math 480 590
ACT Composite 16 23

Tuition & Fees

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Fees

1,914
Full-time student fees
10,389
Room & board

Financial Aid

10,774
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,539
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
12,238
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,783
Avg. Loan Aid
2,953
Avg. Grant Aid
8,781
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
62%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,070
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
19%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.36%
Black or African American 3.23%
White or Caucasian 58.94%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.05%
Asian 3.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.8%
Two or more races 4.93%
Other 2.55%

Gender

Male (35.68%)
Female (64.32%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 25%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Holiday Tree Lighting and Alcohol Awareness Week

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Model United Nations, Multicultural Student Union, Oregon Student Association, Alternative Spring Break (community service) and M.E.Ch.A

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

329
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 288
Part-time - 41
Male - 143
Female - 186
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