Eugene, OR
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$27,653 ($8,789)
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Reviews 2251 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It rains almost constantly, but when it clears up, Eugene is beautiful

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty popular, and is great for parties, but a lot of them aren't quite the people you want to spend time with out side of night-life

3 College Sophomore

Academics: LOTS OF work to do for the double major.... two years to go

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Love food! Can't do without it. Caspian is the best. Noodle Bowl gave me chicken curry instead of Tofu

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Find friends who are driving and split gas costs.... IF you can find them

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Business school is pretty hum drum because they often repeat the same concepts.

Dance major is very competitive!! Good luck being able to participate in the concerts, cause most people don't.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: be a great essay writer for the business major.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strict. Police only target partying campus kids and their landlords. All while they continue to drive around in their new sports cars.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: dont know much about it except for the parties. If its a sorority, its opulent housing, if its a fraternity, is definitely run-down

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: This campus is brimming with lesbians

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: DON'T GO FOR THE HUGE APARTMENT COMPLEXES NEAR CAMPUS. I would prefer a house, even if its further southwest

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you know people, you will find who you fit in with

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you love football, SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: If you can make it through the winter, the summers are totally worth it! But most people leave because its a college city

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not receive any financial aid, except for loans.... WHERE IS EVEN THE PELL GRANT?

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Eugene has a good atmosphere, if you are in the right spots... going towards the Whit or to Springfield, it gets a little crummy

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: New restaurants come and go all the time. Pub food is your best bet.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: For such a small town, there are a lot of choices.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Pricing is cheap, but you get what you paid for. Watch out for slum landlords!

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Not the best, but more variety than a other schools.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Everyone dresses casually and could care less about anything but the Ducks, partying, and trying to get ahead.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Human phys is a pretty popular major, which can be a double edged sword.

2 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Unpaid, overworked, and very little support in obtaining one.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Pretty much no one parks on campus. And good luck trying to find street parking anywhere near campus...

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Computers are older, but generally in good working order.


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Amy Beemer
Pacific Palisades, CA
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The University of Oregon is a big school in a small town. Eugene is more liberal than many college towns, however, and it offers a lot of atmosphere for its size. Tolerance and acceptance are strong values in the area, and many students like the feeling of community that comes from living in a town this close-knit. UO has something for every style and mindset, along with a wealth of opportunities and experiences to prepare you for the world outside college. At the UO, you'll find a school that is strong in both athletics and academics, as well as a campus surrounded by the perfect area for outdoor activities. With a beautiful campus and laid-back atmosphere, Oregon definitely stands apart from similar schools. Although ethnic diversity is lacking, there is a wealth of lifestyles and ideas to be found on and off campus. The weakest elements of the UO are more trivial things, such as parking and weather. While the academics may not be Harvard-level, most students feel that they're being prepared for a competitive world both in the classroom and outside of it.

Because of the liberal atmosphere, it's important to know how to balance schoolwork and social life if you come to Oregon. However, this isn't any more of a problem than with most city schools, and few students complain about feeling unsafe or distracted. The University of Oregon can provide the quintessential college experience with few drawbacks, provided you can adapt to life in Eugene.

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