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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not personally involved with any athletics/intramurals.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Basic precautions need to be taken: walking home with a friend, contacting the on-campus police to walk you home, certain areas that need to be avoided if walking home alone, etc.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's fine. You pay for it all anyways, might as well.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a place for every taste, though personally I don't have enough money to go out much.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not very involved, but it appears to be quite diverse.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Just hard to deal with price/finding roommates/location/etc.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lived in one of the smallest dorms (Bean). It's more about community, not size anyways.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: You have to work as a student to stand out to instructors and faculty. This is expected, and many programs are large with a lot of competition for instructors attention.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Psych program is great, advising leaves something to be desired

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: It's a small to medium college town

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Jobs are hard to find regardless of where you went to school

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Students faculty and staff all take safety very seriously.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: It's a nice campus, but it seems like something is always under construction.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Nothing fantastic, although the newer dorm buildings are very nice!

2 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The U of O is not very diverse... but for that matter, neither is Eugene.

2 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Never had works study or internship... seem to be hard to find.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Just had to take weeder classes, but Psychology is a fantastic program at the UO

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Nothing like going to a duck football game at autzen!

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There are a lot of different bars all over Eugene , all are different and so there is something for everyone

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I have lived in the same house with independent landlords for over six years. I spend a little more than I would like, but it's worth it.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I don't know a whole lot about how strict the campus is, because I follow the rules. I have read their policies and it seems like they are followed by the student body. However, if an athlete disobeys the rules, or breaks a law, they will not be punished.

3 College Senior

Majors: The graduate program is selective. The most important criteria for admission into the MEd program is the application, your work experience, and why you want to teach are heavily considered. Letters of recommendation carry a lot of weight as well. There is an interview after the inital application screening. The interview is in a group of roughly five other interviewees and two staff.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Amy Beemer
Hometown
Pacific Palisades, CA
Major
Humanities
Grad Year
2014
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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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