Western Oregon University Rankings

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In the World#1823 of 14178
In North America#560 of 2629
In the United States#511 of 2528
In Oregon#10 of 33
In Monmouth#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
85%
Average SAT
1060
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
4,343
Graduates
586
Male:Female Ratio
35:65
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
wou.edu

Western Oregon University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate85%78%88%
Applicants3,0691,0971,972
Admissions2,5968571,739
Freshmen enrolled full time751259492
Freshmen enrolled part time381325

1,710 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

322 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
229 or 29%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 960
or below

75% of them
had 1160
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Western Oregon University are 960-1160 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
120 or 15%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Western Oregon University are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3008 (62%)
Hispanic918 (19%)
Nonresident Alien198 (4%)
Asian188 (4%)
Two or more races177 (4%)
Black or African American150 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown140 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander92 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native17 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,863
Students receiving aid
95%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,920$15,300
Tuition in-state$7,920$15,300
Tuition out-of-state$25,830$23,344
Fee in-district$1,848$1,848
Fee in-state$1,848$1,848
Fee out-of-state$1,848$1,848

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,374
Combined charge for room and board$10,389
Room charge$8,709
Meal charge$1,680

Western Oregon University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business & Commerce, General136
Education, General132
Corrections Administration1055
Psychology, General108
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other97
Kinesiology and Exercise Science62
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels952
Child Development58
Public Health Education and Promotion51
Speech Communication and Rhetoric38
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation304
Social Sciences, General313
Computer and Information Sciences, General30
Design and Visual Communications, General28
Biology & Biological Sciences, General21
Information Science & Studies20
Special Education and Teaching, General20
Educational & Instructional Technology19
Music, Other18
Art & Art Studies, General16
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor16
Economics, General13
Spanish Language and Literature12
English Language and Literature, General12
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General11
Management Information Systems, General11
Political Science and Government, General11
Reading Teacher Education10
Sociology10
Curriculum and Instruction10
History, General8
Chemistry, General8
Elementary Education and Teaching7
Mathematics, General7
Geology & Earth Science, General7
Gerontology6
Philosophy6
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor6
Music, General23
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness5
Anthropology5
Mathematics and Computer Science4
International & Global Studies4
Humanities & Humanistic Studies4
Geography3
Dance, General2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1
Health Teacher Education1
Visual and Performing Arts, General1
Grand Total1,127172
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate41%29%49%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 22%

Publications & Citations

Publications
928
Citations
19,154

Publication count by topic

Psychology
285
Sociology
102
Computer science
75
Medicine
64
Biology
59
Political science
55
Art
43
Mathematics
41
History
38
Geography
25
Engineering
25
Business
16
Philosophy
13
Chemistry
13
Economics
12
Environmental science
5
Geology
5
Physics
3
Materials science
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy1029104
Psychology105810,567
Sociology11091,574
Political science1302521
History198315
Art21938
Economics2303350
Geology2455155
Medicine26201,553
Mathematics2650741
Geography2949120
Biology32261,188
Computer science3720340
Business399548
Chemistry4173339
Engineering423161
Environmental science460421
Materials science529014

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990829
1991830
1992641
19931749
19941669
19951356
19961591
199715102
199815143
199918139
200021159
200111183
200218231
200318286
200425368
200516482
200620502
200717646
200822712
200929686
201027888
201137905
2012691032
2013571180
2014701345
2015611386
2016471071
2017361173
201840863
2019461256
2020331591

General info

Alternative namesWestern Oregon State College
WOU
Founded1856
WikipediaWestern Oregon University
Colorscrimson, gray
Academic CalendarSeptember to June
Total FTE staff787
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address345 North Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, Oregon, 97361-1394
United States
City population10,000
Phone5038388000
Fax+1 (503) 838 8474

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