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University of Oregon Overview

University of Oregon is a public institution located in Eugene, Oregon. The city atmosphere of Eugene makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Oregon Known For?

5,139 Undergraduate Awards
$44,700 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UO have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UO.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UO with a bachelor's degree make about $44,800 a year. That's 10% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Oregon Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UO.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Best Chemistry Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UO has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Best Colleges for Public Relations & Advertising College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#50 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#55 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#74 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#104 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual

Where Is University of Oregon?

Location of University of Oregon

Contact details for UO are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: 541-346-1000
Website: https://www.uoregon.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityoforegon
Twitter: https://twitter.com/univ_of_oregon

How Do I Get Into UO?

You can apply to UO online at: https://admissions.uoregon.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for UO

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank 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 UO?

83% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
63% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Oregon is 83%. 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 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 63% of students accepted to UO submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Oregon  ( 550 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Oregon  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800
UO received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Oregon  ( 22 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Oregon  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Oregon  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Oregon?

$44,700 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UO is $44,700. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UO, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $7,496 a year. That adds up to $29,984 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UO is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Oregon Undergraduate Student Diversity

17,550 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,101 undergraduate students at UO, with 17,550 being full-time and 1,551 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UO

There are also 3,543 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,550 full-time undergraduates at UO, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UO

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UO Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,077
Black or African American 410
Hispanic or Latino 2,269
White 10,165
International Students 1,736
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,893

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at University of Oregon. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 107 countries are represented at UO. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Oregon

219 Took All Classes Online
3,145 Took At Least One Class Online
1.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,145 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 28th most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UO

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Oregon was 1.0%. This is the #1,970 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UO regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UO majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Management Information Systems 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UO ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UO.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Management Information Systems #67

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%.

University of Oregon Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Public Relations & Advertising 530 0 20 0 550
General Business/Commerce 526 0 0 0 526
Economics 398 0 17 7 422
General Social Sciences 391 0 0 0 391
General Psychology 305 0 15 11 331
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 230 0 10 2 242
Political Science & Government 198 0 6 3 207
Business Administration & Management 0 13 185 1 199
Fine & Studio Arts 164 0 18 0 182
Sociology 149 0 5 6 160
Accounting 129 0 24 1 154
Journalism 145 0 7 0 152
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 56 95 0 151
General Architecture 81 0 58 1 140
Natural Resources Conservation 127 0 5 2 134
General Biology 102 0 23 7 132
Romance Languages 116 0 6 3 125
Biological & Physical Science 119 0 0 0 119
International Studies 107 0 6 0 113
Human Services 111 0 0 0 111
General English Literature 90 0 9 8 107
Music 65 0 32 7 104
Law 0 0 0 101 101
Mathematics 81 0 6 11 98
General Education 92 4 0 0 96
Computer Information Systems 70 0 14 4 88
Anthropology 68 0 4 7 79
Chemistry 22 0 39 16 77
Communication Sciences 45 0 29 1 75
Physics 31 0 31 11 73
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 66 7 0 0 73
History 66 0 3 2 71
Special Education 0 18 44 8 70
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 33 8 13 9 63
Geography & Cartography 50 0 4 6 60
Educational Administration 0 45 7 7 59
East Asian Languages 52 0 2 2 56
Public Administration 43 0 13 0 56
Design & Applied Arts 41 0 7 0 48
Ethnic Studies 36 8 1 0 45
Philosophy 33 0 4 8 45
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 36 0 36
Geological & Earth Sciences 27 0 6 3 36
Applied Mathematics 0 0 30 0 30
Communication & Media Studies 18 3 3 4 28
Area Studies 23 0 5 0 28
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 26 0 0 0 26
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 8 1 16 25
Landscape Architecture 9 0 11 0 20
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13 1 6 0 20
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 20 0 20
Arts & Media Management 15 4 1 0 20
Interior Architecture 13 0 4 0 17
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 17 0 17
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 17 0 17
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 15 0 0 0 15
Germanic Languages 15 0 0 0 15
Drama & Theater Arts 12 0 2 0 14
Management Information Systems 0 0 13 0 13
Mathematics & Computer Science 13 0 0 0 13
International Business 0 11 0 0 11
Religious Studies 10 0 0 0 10
Writing Studies 0 0 9 0 9
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 8 0 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 7 0 0 0 7
Historic Preservation 0 0 7 0 7
Marketing 0 0 4 2 6
Dance 6 0 0 0 6
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 5 5
Classical Languages & Literature 3 0 2 0 5
Legal Research 0 0 4 0 4
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 1 2 3
Medieval Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Museum Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Environmental Design 0 0 0 0 0
Architecture (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5,139 187 969 284 6,579

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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