Western Oregon University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

345 North Monmouth Avenue

Monmouth, OR 97361

(503) 838-8211

(877) 877-1593

Fax: (503) 838-8067



Contact: David McDonald

Dean of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Retention
Main Address

345 North Monmouth Avenue

Monmouth, OR 97361

(503) 838-8000

www.wou.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 4,703

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 911

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,703

Graduate enrollment: 668

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 45%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Instructional Media B
Junior High Education B
Physical Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Planetary Sciences B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Corrections B
Fire Services Administration B
Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Western Oregon University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(503) 838-8000
Website:www.wou.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.wou.edu/student/admissions/apply_all_groups/undergrad_app.php
Address:345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361-1394
Setting:31
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,382
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,041 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,285
Out-of-state Tuition:$23,445
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,149

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Western Oregon University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Western Oregon University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education19311
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics21
Health Professions and Related Programs11
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies41
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Social Sciences6
Visual and Performing Arts71
Grand total194019

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Western Oregon University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Grand total3

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Western Oregon University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,285
Out-of-state$23,445
Books and supplies$1,350

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$14,778
Out-of-state$23,670

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid81589%
Grant or scholarship aid78486%$5,149
Student loan aid64871%$5,883

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,59082%$5,972
Federal student loans3,42679%$7,090

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Western Oregon University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Western Oregon University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,9011,0191,882
Percent admitted100%86%89%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%27%28%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Western Oregon University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment5,382
Undergraduate enrollment4,833
Graduate enrollment549

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Western Oregon University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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