University of Oregon Top Questions

Describe the students at your school.

Matt

The students at our school are a mix and it allows for a cultured experience.

Jenny

Most students are laid back at UO. There is no reason to dress up for class because most people either wear athletic clothes or duck gear. There is a group for everyone to join for different experiences and interests.

Elisabeth

Very welcoming. Fun. Down to earth.

Caley

They're fun, diverse, interesting, and friendly. I've only met a few people that I didn't see myself getting along with or hanging out with outside of class.

Khashayar

My classmmates were mostly busy with their own lives, and did not seem too interested in making friends outside of the ones they aready had. Also, I noticed that the majority of the students at my school were mostly White, with the exception of the athletes, who were mostly African American. My school also had a strong Greek presence, although I was never a part of this.

Karen

The University of Oregon has a vast diveristy in it's student body; you can find friends who are passionately engaged in whatever your interests are.

Brittany

My classmates are very energetic, passionate and mostly friendly but some seem to be a tad superficial and apathetic ; however, I have made friends for life at this school.

Clarissa

There are different groups of people that I know personally in my classes. I have met funny people who enjoy joking around and having a good laugh. There are the more serious students who keep their studies as their main priority. There are the ones who keep busy and are very social orientated and love their crazy schedules. There are the more athletic students who either participate in them or are avid fans and watch every game. Then of course there are the more creative students who either play music or are fantastic artists.

Callan

Everyone is friendly and proud to be an Oregon Duck!

Taryn

I am meeting classmates from all over the country especially California where they have sunshine and we have liquid sunshine where you need a good pair of waterproof shoes.

Lucas

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

Marissa

University of Oregon is very diverse and has students and administration from all sorts of backgrounds. There are so many groups and clubs one can join depending on their background, which allows them to meet students who are similar to them. I don't believe any student could be out of place at this school, because I have seen every kind of person on campus at one point or another. The diversity adds character to the university and allows for people to learn about different kinds of students. Though most students are from Oregon or California, there are many students from all over the nation and all over the world. Last year one of my roommates was from China and the other from England, and this year I have a different roommate from China, which shows how common exchange students are here.

Leila

Most students fit into groups with their majors. People intermingle, but most people become friends and join in the groups with the people they are around all the time. Each group has their own style and different benefits.

Rebecca

The students at my school are indescribable. A lot of them are irritating with their partying and vocabulary, but for the most part it is a pretty diverse campus with a lot of different social groups and a ton of Greek houses.

Beth

There is a place for everyone here. There are clubs for different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, general interests, and more. I've noticed that girls usually wear boots and leggings or some sort of yoga pant to class. Boys vary considerably on what they wear, from skinny jeans to athletic shorts. Most of the students here that I've met seem to be from California or the Portland, OR area. I would say that most students are from middle class families, but the people I've met don't really talk about it. Many students are very politically aware and active. I would say that most of them are left, but there is also a good portion that are center, too. They are also very active about issues involving the school and community.

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Ava

University of Oregon is a predominately Caucasian school. Most kids come from middle class families from outside of Portland or California. At the same time, everyone at U of O is very welcoming and warm so it is not like if you don't meet those credentials you would feel uncomfortable. Most people would be more excited to meet someone from a different area or background than the typical ones. Being such a relaxed school most people don't dress up for class. Girls usually wear yoga pants and a jacket to class while guys will wear pants and something like a flannel. We do have a lot of Asian exchange students so you will see them all over campus too.

Jelve

The students at the university of oregon are very athletic and smart. We're all about working out and achieving good grades. Most students wear a lot of workout gear to class, in including nike running shoes, shorts and a nike jacket.

Elizabeth

Here at the University of Oregon we have a very diverse student body. One of the great things about the dorms is that you are exposed to so many different types of people. You are then given the chance to become friends with some people that you might not have become friends with if you had not been living in the dorms. My friends include those involved in the LGBT community, the women's center on campus, the student government, fraternities and sororities, the band and other various organizations. I think that students at the University of Oregon can be open about who they are without feeling judged. Since I have been here I have really gained a sense of home here at the University of Oregon. Most students that attend the U of O are from Oregon, California, Washington and Hawaii but there are also a lot of students that are from other regions of the country. I am from Texas, my roommate is from Missouri and I have friends from South Dakota, Alabama, New York, Illinois and Colorado. At the University of Oregon there is a spot for everyone. The school is large but you often run into the same people which can make it feel small at the same time. I have made some of my best friends here, all with diverse backgrounds.

Elizabeth

There are many different types of people on campus. I have friends that are involved in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community, the women's center, the Native American group, fraternities and sororities, as well as the student government. There are tons of groups on campus for all types of people. I do not think that many students would feel out of place here. There is a large liberal community here and so it may be difficult for conservatives to attend University of Oregon but I think it is still possible. If you do not want to be get involved in certain groups, no one is pushing them in your face. It is funny because at the beginning of the year everyone is wearing really nice things to class or just getting out of their pajamas in an attempt to look nice but about two weeks into the term you see girls and guys wearing sweats and sweatshirts to class. Although, I think for a University, Oregon has some pretty great style. There are a lot of students from California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. But, I am from Texas and I have met a lot of other non-Westcoasters here too. My roommate is from Missouri and I have even met people from New York. Students here are very politically aware. There are many people on campus trying to get people to sign up for government elections, get involved with the state government, change laws (such as making marijuana legal) and so on. But students here are still very friendly. I have friends of all different backgrounds. It seems that everyone here is willing to get along for the most part.

Elizabeth

There are many different types of people on campus. I have friends that are involved in the LGBT community here, the women's center, the Native American group, fraternities and sororities, and the student government. There are groups on campus for all types of people. I do not think that many students would feel out of place here. There is a large liberal community here and so it may be difficult for conservatives to attend University of Oregon but I think it is still possible. If you do not want to be get involved in certain groups, no one is pushing them in your face. It is funny because at the beginning of the year everyone is wearing really nice things to class or just getting out of their pajamas in an attempt to look nice but about two weeks into the term you see girls and guys wearing sweats and sweatshirts to class. Although, I think for a University, Oregon has some pretty great style. There are a lot of students from California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. But, I am from Texas and I have met a lot of other non-Westcoasters here too. My roommate is from Missouri and I have even met people from New York. Students here are very politically aware. There are many people on campus trying to get people to sign up for government elections, get involved with the state government, change laws (such as making marijuana legal) and so on. But students here are still very friendly. I have friends of all different backgrounds. It seems that everyone here is willing to get along for the most part.

Elizabeth

There are many different types of people on campus. I have friends that are involved in the LGBT community here, the women's center, the Native American group, fraternities and sororities, and the student government. There are groups on campus for all types of people. I do not think that many students would feel out of place here. There is a large liberal community here and so it may be difficult for conservatives to attend University of Oregon but I think it is still possible. If you do not want to be get involved in certain groups, no one is pushing them in your face. It is funny because at the beginning of the year everyone is wearing really nice things to class or just getting out of their pajamas in an attempt to look nice but about two weeks into the term you see girls and guys wearing sweats and sweatshirts to class. Although, I think for a University, Oregon has some pretty great style. There are a lot of students from California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. But, I am from Texas and I have met a lot of other non-Westcoasters here too. My roommate is from Missouri and I have even met people from New York. Students here are very politically aware. There are many people on campus trying to get people to sign up for government elections, get involved with the state government, change laws (such as making marijuana legal) and so on. But students here are still very friendly. I have friends of all different backgrounds. It seems that everyone here is willing to get along for the most part.

Amaretta

The students at the UO are a very diverse group. Anyone can find a niche here- whether your looking for a particular click or you're a free floater like me and talk to almost anyone, you'll do fine. Most of the students in my classes are very relaxed, not in a hippie-bohemian way (though we have those too), generally in a cool, welcoming, calm sort of way. Most of the time, students show up in yoga pants or sweats- though when there is nicer weather we do like to throw on the shorts, tank-tops and sundresses. As for being politically aware, the student population does a good job of keeping their peers very aware. There is a law school on campus and many political clubs you can join if your interested. And of course, the athletes are the stars of the school.

Anastasia

The U of O has a very diverse student body with many different groups. I don't think that any student would feel out of place at this school. Most students dress very casually for class.

Sian

There are many different student run organisations on campus and they are all well formed and influential. Any student who wants to participate has a great opportunity to thrive at this school because there are so many ways in which to get involved. Most students in the UO tend to be from Oregon or the Bay Area, with exceptions for international students and others from out of state. Everyone tends to interact equally in the school environment and there is a friendly atmosphere with most people. Eugene is one of the friendliest places I've ever been to - where sometimes the locals are nicer to the College students than the students are to each other.

taylor

As I mentioned, their are people from all over the world at the University of Oregon-you'll find all kinds of different races, backgrounds, and culturally diverse students at this university.

Chayla

They are all pretty rich, and they get what they want most of the time. A lot of them try as hard as they can to get good grades, but there are a lot who don't really care. Some of the athletes just tend to ride on their athletic scholarship, and they dont really care what their grades are. There are also a lot of asians, and they take up a big portion of the population. There are also a lot of people who are involved with the greek system. But most of them are really nice.

Jessica

The students at my school are very diverse and tend to be very passionate about different subjects that they believe in. There is many organizations on campus for different groups including LGBT, Fraternity and Sorority Life, different ethnic groups, intramural sports, etc. I can't think of any student I would see feeling out of place at this school because basically every different group and stereotype is represented. Most students tend to dress nicely for class at the beginning of the terms, wearing jeans or a nice top, but once the rain starts to fall students tend to wear sweats and Ugg boots. Different types of students interact when group projects are involved, people are involved in the same organizations, and people want study buddies. However, there is a slight division when it comes to choice of who people hang out with. Foreign students tend to display having a lot of money, for example driving around in Mercedes and BMWs, but most students tend to come from the suburban middle class. There is political activism on campus, predominantly for the left side. However, not so much that you feel overwhelmed. Overall, it is a very diverse and open campus!

M

The average student at the U of O is upper-middle class and either politically apathetic or left-leaning but somewhat indifferent. However, there are a select few of us, such as yours truly, who follows politics very closely and participate in student-organized clubs such as the active College Democrats or College Republicans. As a result, there is little racism, homophobia, or bigotry on campus that I know of. I can't think of any student that would truly feel out of place at UO - the campus is large enough that you can almost certainly find your niche group of friends. Nearly half of the students are from California, due to their higher education crisis and extreme competitiveness of UC admissions. This doesn't mean the average student couldn't be accepted to one - I was accepted to several myself.

Ryan

The students at my school are very friendly and intelligent; students in class are more than willing to assist others that seem to be having difficulty and the overall G.P.A. of the incoming freshman class is higher than it has ever been.

Christopher

Small town mostly. Small minded and way too caucasian

Brian

There is so much diversity in the school, this creates a very interesting and fun envirionment for learning and meeting new people.

Daniel

My classmates at the University of Oregon are generally courteous to the classroom environment, always friendly to other peers, and are open to discussion about the classes.

Jesseca

My classmates are intuitive, curious, and study well.

Amanda

A lot of liberal students. A mixture of the average students and people who really want to exceed. People are really outdoorsy here. Also, quite a few people from the fraternity and sorority system.

Janessa

My classmates are fun filled people that love life and are always looking to have a good time.

Jessica

They are very friendly, intelligent, and well-rounded.

Ellen

Corn fed hicks who can't get into a real dance school. Mostly women in the dance department, so very catty. The undergrads have no classroom etiquette* because they've never danced before, and the grads are so miserable they just can't wait to get out of the program, and the town. * Classroom etiquette, especially in dance, also includes deodorant.

Kelsey

The University of Oregon is great because there is diversity among the students. I am from Hawaii and I am used to growing up with a mixture of ethnicities. I was pleased to find that there are many races and ethnicities among the students at the U of O. I have met some really interesting people from all over the world. I love that I live in a multicultural hall because it is fun to learn about different cultures and places.

Brittany

At the University of Oregon there are a variety of poeple ranging from smart to artistic and adventurous to simple.

Lauen

An education may not be their only motivation for coming here...

Hannah

My classmate seem to be hardworkers and destined towards their goals. They are pretty funny people, we can have a lecture but at the same time it ends up being fun. Everyone seems to get their work done so there is no complications in that field. They are very responsible people.

Kenneth

If I had to describe the majority of my classmates in one sentence, I would say that they are partiers.

Sanja

They are focused and there to help you out when you need help.

Josef

My classmates are all motivated to succeed in life.

Shane

Friendly and suppotive.

Nelson

Bright, driven, and full of personality, who all happen to be students of color as well.

Patrick

The students at the University of Oregon are very willing to collaborate with one another and have a strong sense of academic and social balance, rather than a focus on one or the other.

Lindsay

My classmates are accepting, enthusiastic, and willing to befriend anyone and everyone on campus.

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