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Southern Oregon University Overview

Southern Oregon University is a public institution situated in Ashland, Oregon. Ashland is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Southern Oregon University Known For?

895 Undergraduate Awards
$39,134 Avg Cost After Aid
78% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Southern Oregon University.
  • In 2017-2018, 53% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Southern Oregon University?

Location of Southern Oregon University

Contact details for Southern Oregon University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541-552-7672
Website: www.sou.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sou.edu
Twitter: http://twitter.com/@souashland

How Do I Get Into Southern Oregon University?

You can apply to Southern Oregon University online at: sou.edu/admissions/apply/how-to-apply/

Admission Requirements for Southern Oregon University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Southern Oregon University?

78% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
71% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Southern Oregon University is 78%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to Southern Oregon University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 560. Math scores were between 440 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Oregon University  ( 430 to 560 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Southern Oregon University  ( 440 to 560 )
200
800
Southern Oregon University received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Southern Oregon University  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Southern Oregon University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Southern Oregon University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Southern Oregon University?

$39,134 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Southern Oregon University is $39,134. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Southern Oregon University, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,138 a year. That adds up to $24,552 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southern Oregon University is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Southern Oregon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,397 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,362 undergraduate students at Southern Oregon University, with 3,397 being full-time and 1,965 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Southern Oregon University

There are also 916 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,397 full-time undergraduates at Southern Oregon University, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southern Oregon University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Oregon University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southern Oregon University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 89
Hispanic or Latino 413
White 2,057
International Students 81
Other Races/Ethnicities 699

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Oregon University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at Southern Oregon University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Southern Oregon University

440 Took All Classes Online
1,587 Took At Least One Class Online
2.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,587 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southern Oregon University has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Southern Oregon University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Oregon University was 2.1%. This is the #1,897 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southern Oregon University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southern Oregon University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 83 97 48 228
Business Administration & Management 131 14 28 173
General Psychology 93 0 0 93
Drama & Theater Arts 51 0 10 61
Criminal Justice & Corrections 60 0 0 60
Health & Physical Education 56 0 0 56
Communication & Media Studies 54 0 0 54
Natural Resources Conservation 31 0 10 41
General Visual & Performing Arts 41 0 0 41
Management Information Systems 0 38 0 38
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 27 8 3 38
Music 18 0 13 31
Computer Information Systems 22 0 3 25
General English Literature 25 0 0 25
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 20 0 5 25
Romance Languages 0 0 24 24
Sociology & Anthropology 24 0 0 24
History 23 0 0 23
Educational Administration 0 22 0 22
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 22 22
General Biology 21 0 0 21
General Education 0 0 19 19
General Social Sciences 17 1 0 18
Chemistry 17 0 0 17
Political Science & Government 15 0 0 15
Writing Studies 14 0 0 14
Mathematics 14 0 0 14
International Studies 12 0 0 12
Fine & Studio Arts 11 0 0 11
Human Resource Management 0 10 0 10
Accounting 0 7 0 7
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 7 0 0 7
Finance & Financial Management 0 6 0 6
Economics 5 0 0 5
Ethnic Studies 0 3 0 3
Other Business, Management & Marketing 1 0 0 1
Mathematics & Computer Science 1 0 0 1
Anthropology 1 0 0 1
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 895 206 185 1,286

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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