Western Oregon University

Address:
345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361-1394
Phone:
503-838-8000
Website:
http://www.wou.edu
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About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate4,870
 Graduate779
 Total5,649
GenderFemale57%
 Male43%
Student Age% Under 2575%
 % 25 and Over25%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time79%
 % Part-time21%
Race/Ethnicity% White74.3%
 % Black2.3%
 % Asian3.5%
 % Latino8.0%
 % Native American1.6%
 % Race Unknown5.3%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingTown/Rural
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemQuarter

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal2,356
 % Admitted87%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled47%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT76%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math430 / 800540 / 800

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,410
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,825
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid80%
 % Undergraduates with Loans64%
 % Undergraduates with Grants60%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,439
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,208
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,835
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,835
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,835

Neighborhood Data for the Monmouth Area

Median Age23.8
Median Household Income$40,154
Total Population9,430
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total44.7% 55.3%
 Age 0-951.8%48.2%
 Age 10-1742.8%57.2%
 Age 18-2436.6%63.4%
 Age 25-2956.4%43.6%
 Age 30-3954.4%45.6%
 40+49.2%50.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White85.9%
 % Black0.9%
 % Asian2.0%
 % Latino12.7%
 % Native American0.8%
 % Pacific Islander1.5%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.5%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,439
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,208
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$552
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $500100.0%66.9%15.4%
 $500 to $7490.0%33.1%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%0.0%14.0%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%0.0%
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