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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

$6,813 tuition/year

  • 796 Graduates
  • 1,159 Non-Degree
  • $6,813 in state
  • $1,710 fees
  • $12,756 room & board
  • $999 books and supplies

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
School Mascot: Rocky the Red Tailed Hawk
School Colors: Red and Black
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Leanna from Santa Rosa, CA
  • 0
  • Southern Oregon University is in a breathtaking location. The school has great student groups and government. The criminology and theatre programs are very strong. …

  • Apr-05-2014 Read More
  • Joseph from Ashland, OR
  • 0
  • Southern Oregon University is a small school with good academics and good opportunities Southern Oregon University is a good place to go if you want peace and quiet to explore your…

  • Dec-24-2014 Read More
  • Amanda from Central Point, OR
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  • SOU is filled with lively students who border on the obnoxious side who have a LOT of school spirit. Being in Ashland people are very opinionated and care much for…

  • Oct-12-2014 Read More
  • Katelynn from Clearlake, CA
  • 0
  • i have attended the preview weekend and the campus is especially nice. people-students and staff-are extremely kind and helpful. the food is really wonderful as are the dorms.…

  • Feb-29-2012 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.

Southern Oregon University
  • Located in Ashland, OR
  • Public
  • 6,441 students enrolled
  • 59% admitted
  • $6,813 annual cost to attend


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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