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Southern Oregon University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

6,441 students

59% admitted

  • 3,910 full time
  • 2,531 part time
  • 1,692 men full time
  • 2,218 women full time
  • 2,537 applied
  • 1,509 admitted
  • 767 enrolled

4,486 Undergraduates

$17,640 tuition/year

  • 796 Graduates
  • 1,159 Non-Degree
  • $17,640 out of state
  • $1,338 fees
  • $9,651 room & board
  • $900 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Lia from Albany, CA
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  • Southern Oregon University is a college I highly recommend because as a student attending SOU, one has the ability to create the type of educational lifestyle of their choice. If…

  • Jul-31-2012 Read More
  • Chase from Ashland, OR
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  • very beneficial university with astounding class sizes and intimate student teacher relationships allowing a greater chance of succeeding and graduating college.…

  • Jan-22-2012 Read More
  • Samantha from Ashland, OR
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  • southern oregon university is a small and very beautiful campus. there is really a sense of community in ashland and each class has a relatively small class load. this college…

  • Jan-29-2012 Read More
  • Ryken from Medford, OR
  • 0
  • a bohemian alternative to the cliche university system. southern oregon university offers an unparalleled academic experience with a dynamic student culture. professors work to cultivate an open and unbiased mindset…

  • Feb-09-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

SOU Mission Statement
Southern Oregon University is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship.


Southern Oregon University is committed to a challenging and practical liberal arts education centered on student learning, accessibility, and civic engagement; academic programs, partnerships, public service, outreach, sustainable practices, and economic development activities that address regional needs such as health and human services, business, and education; and outstanding programs that draw on and enrich our unique arts community and bioregion.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Robyn from Washougal, WA
  • Oct-16-2011 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is beautiful; with art projects, status, and areas set up everywhere. There are also double-decker bike racks for students to keep their bikes between classes (everyone rides between buildings) and trees line the paths. The community is a tightly knit one, so in coming students will always manage to find a friend quickly and have support wherever they are.

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  • 5
  • Kathryn from Grants Pass, OR
  • Sep-18-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    They were generous on helping new students. the campus is beautiful and everyone will help willingly, all you have to do is ask.

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  • 5
  • Gabrielle from Tigard, OR
  • Aug-15-2011 I am a current student here

    SOU is now my second home. When I left I missed it immediately. There are so many clubs and activities that there is never a dull moment. My professors have been very helpful and some quite entertaining!

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