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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?

17,801 Full-Time Undergraduates
$16,355 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 one 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.

University of Oregon Rankings

College Factual ranked UO as #272 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 20 colleges in Oregon, it is ranked at #4.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UO has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UO

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 120
Best Colleges for Diversity 121
Best Colleges 272
Best Colleges for Veterans 377
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 392
Best Colleges for the Money 979

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 )
1
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?

$16,355 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UO is $16,355. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UO

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,907 $12,935 $14,860 $20,841 $23,290

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

17,801 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,340 undergraduate students at UO, with 17,801 being full-time and 1,539 being part-time.

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

There are also 3,547 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,801 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 1,026
Black or African American 413
Hispanic or Latino 2,135
White 10,322
International Students 2,136
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,769

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Oregon awarded 10,278 undergraduate degrees and 2,506 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 129 24 1
Anthropology 0 68 4 7
Applied Mathematics 0 0 30 0
Area Studies 0 23 5 0
Arts & Media Management 0 15 1 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 26 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 119 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 0 185 1
Chemistry 0 22 39 16
Classical Languages & Literature 0 3 2 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 1 16
Communication & Media Studies 0 18 3 4
Communication Sciences 0 45 29 1
Computer Information Systems 0 70 14 4
Dance 0 6 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 41 7 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 12 2 0
East Asian Languages 0 52 2 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 15 0 0
Economics 0 398 17 7
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 5
Educational Administration 0 0 7 7
Ethnic Studies 0 36 1 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 66 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 164 18 0
General Architecture 0 81 58 1
General Biology 0 102 23 7
General Business/Commerce 0 526 0 0
General Education 0 92 0 0
General English Literature 0 90 9 8
General Psychology 0 305 15 11
General Social Sciences 0 391 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 50 4 6
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 27 6 3
Germanic Languages 0 15 0 0
Historic Preservation 0 0 7 0
History 0 66 3 2
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 17 0
Human Services 0 111 0 0
Interior Architecture 0 13 4 0
International Studies 0 107 6 0
Journalism 0 145 7 0
Landscape Architecture 0 9 11 0
Law 0 0 0 101
Legal Research 0 0 4 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 7 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 33 13 9
Management Information Systems 0 0 13 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 1 2
Marketing 0 0 4 2
Mathematics 0 81 6 11
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 13 0 0
Medieval Studies 0 2 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 36 0
Music 0 65 32 7
Natural Resources Conservation 0 127 5 2
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 20 0
Philosophy 0 33 4 8
Physics 0 31 31 11
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 230 10 2
Political Science & Government 0 198 6 3
Public Administration 0 43 13 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 530 20 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 8 0
Religious Studies 0 10 0 0
Romance Languages 0 116 6 3
Sociology 0 149 5 6
Special Education 0 0 44 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 95 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 13 6 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 17 0
Writing Studies 0 0 9 0
Total 0 10,278 1,938 568

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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