Western Oregon University

country rank  598
world rank  1658

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University Overview

Established in 1856, Western Oregon University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of Monmouth (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Oregon. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Western Oregon University (WOU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Western Oregon University (WOU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 162 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WOU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym WOU
Founded 1856
Colours Crimson and gray

University Location

Address 345 N Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth (population range: 2,500-9,999)
97361-1394 Oregon
United States
T +1 (503) 838 8000
F +1 (503) 838 8474

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 345 North Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth 97361
+1 (503) 838 8211
877 877 1593

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Western Oregon University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation
1924


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Sunday, 4 February 2018