Eugene, OR
Tuition (in-state)
$27,653 ($8,789)
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Reviews 2499 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love this city, Eugene. It is peaceful and patient for international students to discover more.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There are crime alert mails sent to students frequently, the school cares about the safety.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: They are mostly expensive. Some of them are not safe.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It was unpaid, but it was really meaningful to me. It opened my mind and gave me a sense of American elementary school.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: My major program needs a recommendation letter from the volunteer site. However, it is hard for me to get it, because the site supervisor is not that responsible to write me a letter in an acceptable time.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As I know, the price of housing which nears the campus is kinda high.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most professors usually are nice to students. A few professors are kinda racist.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I got helped by schools' service program. I went to volunteer at a local elementary school last term. It was an amazing experience for me.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most guys and girls like hang out together or having party together. Many of them like drinking together.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am not sure about this. My friends told me that building a good relationship with professors is really important to get financial aid at our school. Plus, we will be busy when we help with Professors' work or events.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food is diverse in school's cafeteria. Most students can accept the food there.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I feel like some American students do not that like Asian students in our school.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The school usually holds international night and Chinese New Year these big events in the biggest ballroom. All events are optimistic and positive.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is pretty good, for the most part.

College Junior

Majors: I am a future teacher, and will need to shadow.

4 College Junior

Majors: The English program is very tight knit and great.

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors are amazing and extremely helpful.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are quite a few apartments around Eugene.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Many facilities meeting anyone's criteria.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school and everything about it!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are many opportunities and emails sent out.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are many good looking men!

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: There is always something going on.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Eugene is a beautiful place - there is everything!

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I have lived in a few different places in my life, but Eugene, OR remains my absolute favorite. There is something for everyone here. Outdoorsy? Check. Artsy? Check. Shopaholic? Well the options could be better but really are great! And besides, that's where an excuse to visit Portland comes in. I absolutely love everything this city has to offer. The city's pace isn't too fast, but not sluggish either. I'd call it "comfortably productive." Better stay away if you loathe rain, but honestly that's why it's so luscious and green here!

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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