WOU

Western Oregon University

345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    12
  • Previously Enrolled
    31

Overview of Western Oregon University (WOU)

About this school

Western Oregon State, founded in 1856, is a public university. Its 157-acre campus is located in Monmouth, 20 miles southwest of Salem.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,776
    • Men:1,808 Men (37.9%)
    • Women:2,968 Women (62.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (WOU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Western 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
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
345 Monmouth Avenue North
City, State, Zip
Monmouth, OR 97361
Phone
(503) 838-8211
Fax
(503) 838-8067
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot 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
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
General college preparatory program completion required for freshmen
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
81% of 2,942 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 1,829 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 1,113 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,455 (61%) of 2,371 admitted students enrolled
Women
917 (60%) of 1,527 admitted students enrolled
Men
538 (64%) of 844 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.32
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
29%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

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
17-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
17%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
28%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (WOU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,198|Out-of-state: $25,653 (39.8%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,203 (44.15%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,299 (5.62%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,409 (10.42%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Western Oregon University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 19
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003209
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
605 (97.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
479 (79.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
479 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
47 (9.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$9,878
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 414 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,851
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 416 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,560
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 25 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
59 (9.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,617

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,087 (94.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,597 (84.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,596 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
221 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$9,865
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,149 (82.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,374
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,244 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,350
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 78 (3.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
219 (6.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,317

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,565
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, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$953

Academics & Instruction (WOU)

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


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


287

Part-Time Faculty


91

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


54%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% 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


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 59% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

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
615,224
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
411
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


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.5%

Programs & Majors (WOU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


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, Parks and recreation, Psychology

Online Degrees


Nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (13)


  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Health Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (WOU)

Location & Geography

Population


9,534

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Portland

Campus Size


157 acres

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Salem
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Salem

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


24% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


76%

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
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wolf
School Colors
Crimson red, white, and grey

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, softball, tennis, track and field

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Western Oregon University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, model united nations, multicultural student union, oregon student association, alternative spring break (community service), m.e.ch.a

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,042

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,776
Women
2,968
Men
1,808

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.9% Asian
  • 3.9% Black/African-American
  • 16.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 3.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 64.8% White
  • 4.2% Unknown

International Students


6.4% from 22 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


509

Student Resources (WOU)

Study resources