4,776
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,865
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
80
80%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Rural
Setting
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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

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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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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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History 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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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,942
Applied
2,371
Accepted
4,776
Enrolled
81%
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Female Admissions

1,829
Females Applied
1,527
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,113
Males Applied
844
Males Accepted
76%
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 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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 17 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,740
In-state
24,615
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,800
Full-time student fees
10,415
Room & board
8,360
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

9,865
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,878
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,543
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,030
Avg. Loan Aid
2,317
Avg. Grant Aid
7,374
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
55%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,776
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.79%
Black or African American 3.62%
White or Caucasian 60.66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.68%
Asian 4.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.91%
Two or more races 0.36%
Other 3.94%

Gender

Male (37.86%)
Female (62.14%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 24%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Holiday Tree Lighting and Alcohol Awareness Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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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

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
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Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball 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
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Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo 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
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
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Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
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Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

378
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 287
Part-time - 91
Male - 173
Female - 205