Western Oregon University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Western Oregon University is a medium four-year, public school with 5,445 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1856 and is the only school located in Monmouth, Oregon.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
65
Fair
Western Oregon University will give you the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

Western Oregon University follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and provides 65 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Business, General Studies, Criminal Justice, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
69%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Western Oregon University is relatively low at 69% (close to Oregon average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Western Oregon University is low: 47%. Nearly 17% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Oregon University is pretty decent - 14:1. Find out more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$22,900
High
Average tuition charges are high, about $21,200 a year. The additional fees at Western Oregon University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $1,700; which makes it a total of $22,900 annually.

Read the details about Western Oregon University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
88%
Easy
As reported in recent government data, 3,327 applications were submitted and 2,920 were accepted; so it is easy to be accepted at this school.

Western Oregon University might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Western Oregon University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,000
High
Western Oregon University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Western Oregon University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Western Oregon University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 1,700 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high, about $8,000 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Western Oregon University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Western Oregon University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Oregon University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Oregon University, 345 North Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, Oregon 97361-1394, USA
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