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Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR, USA
3.53 Average Rating

Southern Oregon University is a 4-year public liberal arts college in south central Oregon. SOU confers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic fields of study and provides numerous opportunities to engage in field study, internships, and capstone projects. In addition to classroom space, the SOU campus houses the Rogue Valley Television station and Jefferson Public Radio. To escape the rigors of academia, the university is surrounded by numerous natural attractions including the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Rogue River, multiple national parks, and the Deer Creek Center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
44%
Out-Of-State Students
40%
40%
Submitting ACT
71%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1049
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
6,191
Total Number of Undergrads
5,523
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
51%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
4%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
20%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,164
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,615
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$25,545
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,199
Books and Supplies
$999

Aid & Grants

0
100
98%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,220
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,448
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,254

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
48%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,065
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$227
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
65
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
17%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Red Tailed Hawk
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Frontier Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Medford
Portland
Seattle
San Francisco
Eugene
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
The campus is gorgeous; the people are amazing and I don't even have to try to make friends; all of the professors I've met really trust their students and talk to us like equals; I'm never bored because there's always something going on around campus; and I've had more freedom with choosing cases than I have anywhere else! I was nervous about starting college just like everyone else. But by the end of the first week, I decided that I couldn't imagine myself being anywhere else!
Laura from Wilsonville, OR
Warm, personable environment. Great teachers. Great school for non-traditional students.
Savel from Talent, OR
SOU has a beautiful campus, great academics, and the student who go there are very nice and unique individuals.
Kaylie from Long Beach, CA
SOU is a beautiful college with great people. The students are all really nice and helpful. The instructors are knowledgeable and eager to help each student succeed.
Susan from Medford, OR
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 inner world while making new friends in an open college environment

Southern Oregon University is a combination of a commuter college and a campus community. With recent successes in the schools athletic departments, popularity of the school will be on the rise
Joseph from Ashland, OR
This campus is perfect for those who love to be close to nature and enjoy living in smaller towns. The location is absolutely beautiful with a variety of places to go to such as going hiking or going downtown to get Italian food. Teachers know the students by their name and face which creates that good teacher and student bond.
Beatriz from Yreka, CA

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