Western Oregon University: Ranking & Review

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Western Oregon University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate81%76%83%
Enrolled undergraduates727253474
Enrolled total (including graduate students)5,3361,9853,351

1,469 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

285 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programConsidered but not required
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Western Oregon University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,203 and other expenses per full academic year.

Western Oregon University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,374 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$7,440$23,895
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,758$1,758
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$171$531
Tuition for Full-time graduates$13,167$22,143
Fees for full-time graduates$1,743$1,743
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$399$671

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services15017167
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies117117
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service71879
Social Sciences70171
Visual and Performing Arts60464
Health Professions and Related Programs57461
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4747
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4242
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3535
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2929
Physical Sciences2121
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2020
English Language and Literature & Letters1414
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities77
Mathematics and Statistics77
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences55
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Grand Total9582031,161

A total of 958 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Western Oregon University.

At the master's level 203 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate44%37%47%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

General info

Alternative namesWestern Oregon State College
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscrimson, gray
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff777
Instructional FTE317
Research FTE46
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewou.edu
Address345 North Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, Oregon, 97361-1394
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Fringe
City population10,000
Fax+1 (503) 838 8474

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