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.
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.