Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR, USA
3.82 Average Rating

Originally founded in 1856 by Oregon pioneers, Western Oregon University is a 4-year public school and the oldest public institution in the state. Western Oregon grants bachelor’s degrees in 52 academic majors. To provide a break from campus, the Western Oregon Outdoor Program sponsors trips for activities such as snowshoeing and trail hiking. For sports fans, Western Oregon fields 11 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Wolves.

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
81%
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
74%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
8%
Submitting ACT
55%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 946
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
5,285
Total Number of Undergrads
4,776
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
49%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
7%
0
100
22%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,898
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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.
$9,198
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.
$25,653
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.
$10,203
Books and Supplies
$1299

Aid & Grants

0
100
58%
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.
70%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,910
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.
70%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,486
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,447

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.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,883
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.
$24,955
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.
$265
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
72
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
23%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wolves
School Colors
Red
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Portland
Seattle
Eugene
Corvallis
Bend
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
This is a great school if you are motivated to work hard and achieve. If you are looking for a small campus with a big heart, you will find your home in Western Oregon university. A perfect, almost private school feel for a nice public school price.
Lindsay from Monmouth, OR
The campus is beautiful and conveniently close together. The buildings were easy to navigate and the dorms looked really inviting. With all the extracurricular activities, big recreation center, and car service they have, this school made a great impression.
Marlyse
Western Oregon University is a school based on learning and diversity within the community. The school encourages extracurricular activities and encourages you to focus on your schooling. Overall it is a fantastic school to attend and would be highly recommended to all students.
Alishea
As soon as you step on campus, you feel at home. Western has a very comfortable atmosphere. They offer a great learning environment.
Jazmin from Monmouth, OR
WOU is a medium-sized public university with strong programs in education, American Sign Language (ASL), the performing and visual arts, and criminal justice. The small-town environment is friendly and safe. The faculty are strong teachers who care about their students' success.
Christian from Monmouth, OR
Western Oregon University is a small campus with many beautiful trees.
The Werner University Center is the main place where all events happen
Western Oregon is a good school because its a small campus that you get to know many different people.
Christine from Monmouth, OR

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