Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR, USA
3.82 Average Rating
Founded in 1856, Western Oregon University is the oldest public institution in the state. It is located in the rural town of Monmouth and is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. WOU offers study abroad programs across the world in places such as Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Belize, and more. Students can choose how to pay their tuition through the Tution Promise, which promises no rise in price during the students’ four years, or the Tuition Choice which allows students to pay less tuition for their first two years of school.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
74%
Out of State Students
24%
0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 946
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

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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

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
22%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,898
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,198
Out-of-State Tuition
$25,653
0
100
58%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,910
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
72
Size of Town
Town: Fringe
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
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
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
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

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