SOU

Southern Oregon University

1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3
  • Class Notes
    2
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    18
  • Previously Enrolled
    48

Overview of Southern Oregon University (SOU)

About this school

Southern Oregon State, founded in 1869, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 175-acre campus is located in Ashland, in southwestern Oregon.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,314
    • Men:2,154 Men (40.5%)
    • Women:3,160 Women (59.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (SOU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southern Oregon University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
September 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone
(541) 552-6411
Fax
(541) 552-6329
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 2,766 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 1,756 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 1,010 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,208 (56%) of 2,163 admitted students enrolled
Women
743 (53%) of 1,414 admitted students enrolled
Men
465 (62%) of 749 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.32
375 And Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
14%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SOU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,286|Out-of-state: $24,630 (35.97%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,831 (49.71%)
  • Other Expenses: - $999 (3.87%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,698 (10.45%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southern Oregon University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
662 (91.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
470 (71.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
445 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$8,651
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 300 (67.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,401
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 331 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,097
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 70 (15.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,712 (80.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,162 (79.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,065 (95.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
253 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$10,995
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,584 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,661
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,596 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,678
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 312 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,603
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SOU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


167

Part-Time Faculty


116

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


40%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
475,393
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
750
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southern Oregon University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


24.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


37%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


40.0%

Programs & Majors (SOU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (39)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Management
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (21)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Music
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Theater

Campus Life (SOU)

Location & Geography

Population


20,713

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


175 acres

Weather


Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
102 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Ashland
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Klamath Falls

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Raiders
School Colors
Red and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southern Oregon University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, native american student union, international student association, impact (religious club), ho`opa`a hawaii club, omicron delta kappa

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,598

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,314
Women
3,160
Men
2,154

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.8% Asian
  • 2.5% Black/African-American
  • 12.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 10.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 61.3% White
  • 9.6% Unknown

International Students


2.7% from 15 countries

Average Age


34

Number of Graduate Students


602

Student Resources (SOU)

Study resources