About University of Oregon

Founded in 1876, University of Oregon. is a Public college. Located in Oregon, which is a city setting in Oregon, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 20,049 full time undergraduate students, and 3,497 full time graduate students.

The University of Oregon Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 1121 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Oregon include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate77%
Application Deadline
Application Fee65
SAT Range980-1220
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at UO are considered Less Selective, with ,113% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 63% were in the top quarter, and 28% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Oregon.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
54%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
34%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
45%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
42%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
6%
“We bought the gear”
92%
“We live for the big game”
1%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
55%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
65%
“They keep regular office hours”
28%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
67%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
54%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
4%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
29%
“There might be people who do”
57%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
11%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
54%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
34%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
45%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
42%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
6%
“We bought the gear”
92%
“We live for the big game”
1%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
55%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
65%
“They keep regular office hours”
28%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
25%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
67%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
54%
“We only party on weekends”
34%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
4%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
29%
“There might be people who do”
57%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
11%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Oregon REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    239 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    187 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    252 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    260 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    261 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    261 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    262 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    261 Students rated academics 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Oregon?

121 Students rated University of Oregon

Payton - 06/09/2022

The University of Oregon focuses on letting students experiment on what they're interested in. I for example am an ART & Technology major and the art department has a variety of faculty that are open to talk about pretty much anything. They are artist themselves and have been through issues throughout their life too. That being said the faculty are willing to work around any hardships you face inside the classroom or outside. However, take that with a grain of salt because you have to remember it's still school and certain deadlines have to be meet. At the end of the day UO is well put together school and if you're interested in doing anything related to art, tech, or both then you should consider going here.

natalie - 11/30/2020

Although I am about to enter the second term of my freshman year, I am happy to say that the University of Oregon has exceeded my expectations. What stands out to me is the amount of resources that are available to me. This might be a little biased since I am a business major and my school is known for being one of the best business schools on the west coast but being an undergrad student there I pleased to see the amount of resources and opportunities that are available to me. Although COVID has put a halt on many events held throughout the year, the university does a great job at making the students are still able to get involved around campus. Being in the business academic residential community, the advisors and have been more than helpful with any questions or concerns that arise for me or my peers. Being in the residential community also creates meaningful connections for me. It’s allowed me to meet people that share the same interests as me. Along with the connections being made, the food options are another great factor about my school. Having so many options made available to me has allowed me to obtain healthy eating habits for myself and have encouraged me to live a healthier lifestyle. With that being said, the recreation center is filled with many amenities to keep me active in my daily life. The university of oregon has everything I could possibly need throughout my college journey and I couldn’t be happier to be a student there.

Netra - 10/03/2020

I have just enrolled at the University of Oregon; however, the atmosphere here on campus in Eugene is really nice! Everyone is super nice and companionate and even though COVID-19 is in our lives, the campus is making sure to be extra safe. The students and staff are all extremely nice and helpful.

Amber

I love my school. Just like any large university if you want to find something, you will find it here. If you are searching for educational discussions and engaging opportunities, you have come to the right place. But, if you are searching for a school with a large football and greek life scene, you have also come to the right place.

University of Oregon FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Oregon?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Oregon is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have come to grasp a larger world view gained through insight by my college experiences. I realized that it is important to be critical of everything and that deep thinking is required of every subject matter. I aquired some skills that allow me to be a better person and have learned to engage in various activities for enjoyment purposes. I have made new friends and been touched by the people I have interacted with. I will continue to share friendship with many college friends throughout my entire life - strong bonds have been foraged between us. Attending college allowed me to figure out what I actually wanted to do with my life and led me toward a career I think I will be happy with.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are intelligent and engaging, and share a common interest in the study that I am focused on.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The University of Oregon environment consists of a growing, but small Greek community; students who support athletics and each other; and a sense of relaxation and enjoyment for the outdoors.

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    Starting out at the University of Oregon you usually take larger classes. My largest class freshmen year was of 500 students. It sounds frightening but it really was not so bad and the professors are still willing to help you if you need it. There are also smaller classes that you might have to take such as writing, a foreign language or math. These classes usually have around 25 students which makes the learning environment a bit more friendlier and less intimidating. Freshmen year you have the option of being in a FIG, freshmen interest group. There are different options for figs. I chose one called Breaking the Wall about Postwar Germany. When you are in a fig you take three classes with the same 25 people. This helps you make a group of friends and gives you easy access to study partners if you are having trouble in any one of the three classes. I would highly recommend it. I made one of my best friends through the fig. Some of the FIGs are residential, meaning that you even live with your other classmates. My favorite class so far has been History of Christianity because it was not a class that I had ever really thought about taking. It turned out to be very interesting and made me realize that I could be interested in something completely different than I had originally thought. My least favorite class was probably Mind and Brain, a psychology class that I used as a science credit, just because I am not a science person. Students typically study everyday. Because we are on terms it is very important that you do not get behind as the terms go by very fast and it is hard when you fall behind. But, you still have plenty of time to have fun with friends! I think that classes get much better the older you get at the University because you eventually end up taking classes for your major and the majority of people in your classes are very serious and interested about the topics. The classes also get smaller the higher level your classes are. I am a history major. My classes right now are around 30-35 people. Next term I take my last history class, the 407 seminar, where we sign up for a class (mine is the USSR in Wartime) and then we write a paper on a specific topic of that subject. The class only consists of about 12 people and we spend the term researching for our paper. This class focuses our studies on one specific time period and subject helping us figure out how to write a research paper that could potentially turn into a thesis. The professors at the University of Oregon are very friendly and are willing to help their students if need be. They all are required to have office hours where students can visit and ask questions. If you are not able to meet at that time they are usually flexible in scheduling appointments that fit your schedule. Their job is to help you learn. The University's academic requirements are tough but if you are studying a subject that you love then they are really stimulating. The University also offers a career center that helps students make resumes, plan interviews and find internships.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    the worse thing about the school is the older buildings on campus, they really need to be renovated but that would cost alot of money.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I came to the University of Oregon because of the spirt. Of course it's green and beautiful as well but I wanted to be a part of the huge spirited community of the ducks!

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about this school is the location of all the buildings because it's very easy to get to one class to another on a bike. Also, we have a great athletic program and the Ducks are very successful in sports, including football, basketball and track and field.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating aspect of the University of Oregon would have to be its lack of diversity. Even though there are a lot of different personalities, there isn't much diversity in ethnicity or socio-economic backgrounds. I would have liked to have met more people that were from or had lived in other countries to gain more of an international perspective.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew how hard upper division classes were. They require you to study non-stop. If you don't study you won't pass. You must go to class & study. Be ready or be ready to fail!

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  11. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I absolutely cherish the University of Oregon, the environment is friendly and there is a lot of diversity on the campus. All of the professors and staff are very supportive and friendly and for the most part actively participate in making sure students succeed. My favorite part about the school is that there is a lot of school spirit not only on campus, but around the entire town. I've never felt so connected to the people in my area. Another thing that is a favorite of mine is that there are so many opportunities to do what you love and stand up for what you believe in. There are many clubs and there are always protests or surveys that are open for participation.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who doesnt like the outdoors or the rain, also someone who is very conservative I believe could feel out of place on this campus.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our sports, especially football.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The University of Oregon has been stereotyped as being a "hippie" school for quite some time now. Hearing the terms "stoners", "granola munchers", and "tree huggers" was not uncommon for me to hear when people were describing the University to me when I first applied. However, I am from a small town in Idaho so most people there usually see every more liberal state as being this way. I am proud to say, however, that I believe the University of Oregon has a very diverse student body. Yes, it has its fair share of hippies, but along with these there are jocks (obviously, we are the Ducks after all), greek life members (including myself), punk rocker kids, etc. The diverse student body is great because it causes one to branch out of their normal group of friends. Within my sorority in itself there are many hippie girls, Asians, preppy girls, and more!

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A student who wants to be engaged in the school. We have very strong school spirit and the whole University makes everyone feel engaged. This is a school with an EXCELLENT Public Relations program. We are the only school that works on a campaign with real clients in our final class of the sequence.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular activities are sporting events, exploring the nature of Eugene and Greek life.

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I would say that I brag most about how beautiful Eugene and the surrounding area is. And probably how liberal (for the most part) the student body is.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    For the most part, no. We have just as many Abercrombie, football loving, Coors drinking kids as the next big university...perhaps too many. OSU overflow I guess...

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    All students are liberal hippies.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    When I visited campus I was amazed by the beauty of all the trees and the timeless brinck buildings. When I stepped inside the classrooms I was impressed with all the modern amenities. I was also greeted by many people who were excited to answer any questions I had about life at the U of O.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    For sports, football is prevalent. Everyone loves football. The other sports are well recognized too, but football is mainly what draws the crowds.

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

20,049

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,497

Total Grad Students

45%

Out-Of-State

48%

In-State

7%

International

Organizations

250

Student Organizations

15

Fraternities

13

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

19%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
11%
% White or Caucasian
59%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

81% of students attending University of Oregon receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 39% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$33,442

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,122

Books and Supplies

$11,583

Room and Board

46,147

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,964
$30 - $48K
$12,479
$48 - $75K
$14,086
$75 - $110K
$20,313
$110K & UP
$21,788

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