Monmouth, OR
Western Oregon University


106 Ratings

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

You may be eligible! These Lenders offer loans to students who attend Western Oregon University

disclosure
*Results provided by SimpleTuition.
SimpleTuition is an independent comparison site and is not affiliated with colleges or universities that may be referenced in these results. Loan offers from participating lenders that appear also have no affiliation with any college or university referenced. Not all lenders participate in our site and lenders that do participate may not offer loans to every school. We remind users that there are many additional borrowing options available - use SimpleTuition as part of your larger quest for college financing. Shop around and make the choice that's best for you and maximize use of grants and federal aid options whenever possible. We may receive transaction or referral fees when a user selects a product from a partner lender or advertiser. Our company mission is based on the premise that choice and transparency are good. There is no additional cost to a user who selects a loan presented by one of our partners.

Recent Reviews

Drew
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Oregon University is a small campus compared to most with the most academic opportunity. With class sized up to 25 in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Oregon University is a small campus compared to most with the most academic opportunity. With class sized up to 25 in most you as a student has that much more of a chance than those in a class with 800 and up. It's great to know your professors. But aside from the wonderful academic opportunities the events held on campus for its students is limitless, with speakers who come in, with clubs ranging from Black student Union to LGBT clubs, everyone has a place to go. As a minority I feel welcome and not shut down for any reason. I feel as though I have just as much of a chance as the person next to me. And that compared to anything and everything that I want in a college experience is the most important, to feel eligible and allowed.

Elizabeth
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have really enjoyed attending westen so far, I think it's a pretty nice school and its really nice how close together all t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have really enjoyed attending westen so far, I think it's a pretty nice school and its really nice how close together all the buildings are. The food selection is good, but its a bit tough being a vegan because the only label foods as vegetarian or not. It's also annoying trying to get access to a kitchen.

Noelle
College Life

It is a great campus with a really interactive community! You just need to get involved and get out there. The only problem w...

College Life

It is a great campus with a really interactive community! You just need to get involved and get out there. The only problem with Western is the financial aid and administration office communication with students.

Alex
Describe the students at your school.

For the Most part many of the students seem very passionate about whatever the degree is.

Describe the students at your school.

For the Most part many of the students seem very passionate about whatever the degree is.

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

I would tell myself to not be so scared of the transition to college. I would strongly suggest don't be afraid to ask for help when needed because many of the staff here are really supportive. Don't be afraid to go out and get involved with the events on campus because you'll meet so many new people during new student week, I would say: Fallow your interests and dreams by getting involved with clubs that support that because chances are you will meet a lot of people possibly with the same major/ or minors as yourself. Basically, Making connections is really really important. you never know when you may use those connections

What kind of person should not attend this school?

At any university and expeciallly at Western, Students who shouldn't go to this school are students who are not passionate about their degree or put other priorities above education.

Divine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Oregon University is an amazing and caring school. When I first visited the school, I fell in love with the school im...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Oregon University is an amazing and caring school. When I first visited the school, I fell in love with the school immediately; I visited the school more than three times while I was still in high school. It is absolutely a great school and the staff members are very helpful and very kind. This is my second year at Western Oregon University and still feels like home. When I tell people that I go to WOU, they say that I made a good choice. The school is just right; not too large and not too small. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.

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

Never forget to be diligent about your studies. A college student has far more responsibility that demands one to always hav...

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

Never forget to be diligent about your studies. A college student has far more responsibility that demands one to always have the eyes on the prize. Always be prepared to study in order to do well in your classes so you can be proud of yourself and your achievements. It is easy to get lost in studying for school and focusing on your own interests when you are not, but it is also important to make friends and treasure those friends who take an interest in you. The world can be a difficult place and the tasks thrown at you will be hard at times. It may seem daunting and you may lose motivation due to how overwhelming it is, but it is important to keep working at it. If not a large chunk at once, then piece by piece so you do not regret it later due to procrastination, which can easily get you if you are not careful. Most important, never forget your better qualities. College and real-life responsibility can take a toll on you, but remember to always hang on to your kindness and respect towards others. Always maintain your sense of humor and keep smiling.

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

It is far away from other places like Salem, Corvallis, and Dallas without a vehicle. Monmouth might be a bit too small for those who want more busy places around them.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who are used to living in larger cities and who enjoy having large crowds and multiple stores/things to do very close by.

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

I wish I had known how expensive college really was. There's the tutition cost, but before you come to college you have to kn...

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

I wish I had known how expensive college really was. There's the tutition cost, but before you come to college you have to know that you will be spending more money than just what you spend on the standard fees. There's the costs of room and board, all the supplies you will need and textbooks. Most colleges will give you an estimate to what this will cost but in my experience I ended up losing a lot more money than I thought I would. It put extra pressure on me and my family, I wish I'd known.

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

The worst thing about Western Oregon Univeristy is the size, it's a small college. However, this can be percieved as the best thing about the school as well. If you want a big school, Western Oregon should not be the college of your choice. Monmouth is also a very small town, you make your own fun here. Salem, Portland and Woodburn are all fairly close, (Salem 20 minutes, Portland, an hour and a half, Woodburn half an hour). There are also activities on campus that students can be involved in or go to.

Hevin
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are focused, reliable, and very dedicated to their studies while being active in the campus community.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are focused, reliable, and very dedicated to their studies while being active in the campus community.

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

Western Oregon University has a low out of state student tuition. It was a reputable, accredited university in a rural setting. It is a very small campus with a godd student-teacher ratio.

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

I would love to smack past me. I did great it school, seeing as I was my school's only salutatorian, but I lacked focus in and outside of the classroom. I hardly studied, which is a hard habit I'm trying to get into, and my organization skills are mediocre at best. I would advise myself to do so much differently. I would say to stop being lazy and join a sport, seeing as I had the potential but lacked the drive. I'd scold my past self to stop taking the easy road in classes and challenge myself more than just advanced placement classes. I would definitely beg myself to get a job because my bank account is one of the saddest things I have ever seen. I would implore myself to apply to scholorships much earlier than I did with a greater frequency. I would reassure myself that the transition into college wasn't awful, but I should branch out beforehand. The rest of my advice would be petty, like "stay away from boys," and maybe even "go to the better high school," though I am sure I would have petulantly refused to follow either of those.

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

Western Oregon University has many strong academic and atheltic programs (particularly the ASL, Criminal Justice, Pyscholog...

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

Western Oregon University has many strong academic and atheltic programs (particularly the ASL, Criminal Justice, Pyschology and rugby and frisby golf programs) a small but gorgeous campus, excellent resources for its students, a commited staff, and a friendly community.

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

I would advise myself to participate more in the community that is provided. I tended to stay in my room and focus on my studies but I probably should've explored more so that I could join more clubs and activities so that I could have a stronger sense of belonging on campus and in the Monmouth community. Along with participation within my community, I wish I would have been more committed to finding a job around campus or within Monmouth because it helps with participating in my community but also is a good way to learn responisibility and spend my extra time.

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

I wish I had known more about the communities to live in as a freshman on campus.

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

As a senior in high school, I wasn't sure what to expect in college. I earned A's and B's, but I didn't study much. As I sta...

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

As a senior in high school, I wasn't sure what to expect in college. I earned A's and B's, but I didn't study much. As I started my freshman year in college I was unprepared for the workload, I ended up earning B's and C's my freshman year in college. I would advise myself to practice studying in high school, so I'm more prepared for the amount of time I have to spend studying in college. In college most of the grades are based on exams, which requires study habits. By practicing studying in high school I would be preparing myself for the study habits I will use in college. I would also advise myself to apply to more scholarships, and save up money because there's a lot more free time in high school to apply to scholarships than there is in college, and if I had more money saved up I would be able to pay some things off out of pocket, rather than having to take out loans. By following this advice as a high school student I would be prepared for college both educationally, and financially.

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

Lack of diversity in the classroom. I'm an African American male, and most of the time I was the only African American in my class.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who prefers smaller class sizes, and a small campus.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 4,833
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $9,285
  • Acceptance rate
  • 88%

Campus Topics

    • {{q.Category}}
      • {{q.Question}}
        ({{q.TotalAnswered}} answers)
      • No Answers Yet :(
        Be the first to write a review!
        {{vm.getPercentage(pa.TotalAnswered,q.TotalAnswered)}}% "{{pa.Answer}}"

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

Western Oregon University administrators: claim your school to add photos and details.