Overview

Applicants
2,887
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Below 1.0

Test Scores

SAT Reading
430 - 600
SAT Math
430 - 580
SAT Writing
420 - 560

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
393
with Terminal Degree
186

207
Women
186
Men
7
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Natural Sciences

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections Administration
  • Fire Services Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Edith Green
US Congresswoman

Kirk Matthews
Broadcaster

Marvin and Rindy Ross
Musicians

Ed Palmer
Founder, Children's Television Workshop

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,836

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,030

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,126

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,331

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,030

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,723
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$22,257
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,650

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,650
Transportation for Commuters
$994

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Federal TEACH Grant
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,930
Out of State
21%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

2.17%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
3.95%
Asian
3.87%
African-American
8.83%
Hispanic
72.24%
Caucasian
5.60%
Unknown
6.48%
International

58% female
42% male
21% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
24%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
93

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Phillip A. Pownall, MS

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation which is current from within three years.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Wolves)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wolves)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: Student Advocates for Gender Equality (SAGE) MEChA www.wou.edu/student/club/mecha/ One of the MEChA's advocacy agendas is gender and sexuality.

Minority Support Groups: The Multicultural Student Services and Programs Office: 1) assists prospective students and their families with admissions and financial aid info; 2) provides counseling and support; 3) assists with academic and career advisement; 4) connects students to resources on campus. MEChA www.wou.edu/student/club/mecha/

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Oregon State University

Sustainability

Green Rating
64

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
70

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
18

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Rob Findtner
Director of Admissions

Address
345 N Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361

Phone
877-877-1593

Email
wolfgram@wou.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wayne and Lynn Hamersly Library
Neal Werner University Center
Paul Jensen Arctic Museum
Campbell Hall Art Gallery
Arbor Park Apartments

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Oregon coast one hour away
Cascade Mountains two hours away
State capital, 16 miles away
Portland, Oregon's largest city 1-1/2 hour away

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxi, bus, Salem is closest airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Interstate 5 Northbound: Take Exit 249 (Commercial Street). Follow Commercial into Salem, and as you near downtown, Commercial will curve to the right and become Liberty Street. Stay on Liberty until you reach Marion Street. Turn left, cross the Marion Street Bridge on to Highway 22, and follow the signs marked “Dallas/Ocean Beaches.” Stay on Highway 22 until you reach Highway 99W. Take exit 16 on the right side of the overpass that puts you on Highway 99W. Go south about six miles to Monmouth. Take a right onto Main Street at the stop light. Follow Main Street west to Monmouth Avenue and turn right. Alternate Northbound Route: Take Exit 228 and follow route 34 towards Corvallis. After crossing the Willamette River into Corvallis, turn right at the second light onto scenic highway 99W. Continue north about 20 miles until you reach Monmouth; turn left at the first stop light, onto Main Street. Follow Main Street west to Monmouth Avenue and turn right. Interstate 5 Southbound: Take Exit 260A (Salem Parkway). Follow the Parkway into Salem. The Parkway will curve to the left and become Commercial Street. Stay on Commercial until you reach Marion Street. Turn right, cross the Marion Street Bridge on to Highway 22, and follow the signs marked “Dallas/Ocean Beaches.” Stay on Highway 22 until you reach Highway 99W. Take exit 16 on the right side on the overpass that puts you on Highway 99W. Go south about six miles to Monmouth. Take a right onto Main Street at the stop light. Follow Main Street west to Monmouth Avenue and turn right.

Local Accommodations
Monmouth Courtesy Inn 270 N. Pacific Hwy. Monmouth, OR 97361 503-838-4438 Independence Independence House Bed & Breakfast 615 Monmouth St. Independence, OR 97351 503-838-0612 | 503-881-6836 Dallas about 15-20 minutes away by car Best Western - Dallas Inn and Suites 250 Orchard Dr. Dallas, OR 97338 503-623-6000 Salem about 25-35 minutes away by car Best Western Mill Creek Inn 3125 Ryan Dr. SE Salem, OR 97301 503-585-3332 | 800-346-9659 Best Western New Kings Inn 1600 Motor Court NE Salem, OR 97301 503-581-1559 | 877-594-1110 Comfort Suites 630 Hawthorne Ave. SE Salem, OR 97301 503-585-9705 Holiday Inn Express 890 Hawthorne Ave. SE Salem, OR 97301 503-391-7000 | 866-391-7222 Salem Inn 1775 Freeway Court Salem, OR 97303 888-305-0515 Shiloh Inn Suites 3304 Market St. NE Salem, OR 97301 503-581-4001 | 800-222-2244