Eugene, OR
Tuition (in-state)
$27,653 ($8,789)
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4 College Junior

Facilities: Many facilities meeting anyone's criteria.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus life is a huge part of why UO is so great! The students and faculty worship the campus and we treat it as home base.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Everyone is very spirited and loves to rep their school.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are so many clubs and activities constantly going on at the University of Oregon. I am a Journalism school has so many great teachers and offers some great classes, as well as opportunities to be a part of nationally recognized magazines and newspapers. It is definitely a competitive program because there are a lot of people involved in it, but if you work hard you will succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love the athletic center! It is big enough that I always find a spot to work out in. I wish there were more private rooms to do workouts in because sometimes it gets awkward making eye contact with so many people at the gym.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 6th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 8th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 123rd
    Best Library
  • 258th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 318th
    Best Student Centers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amy Beemer
Pacific Palisades, CA
Grad Year
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The University of Oregon offers some of the most extravagant, up-to-date facilities in the nation. The administration is always making the University more appealing, from the expansion of Autzen Stadium to the building of a new business complex. The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is at the center of the UO campus. It has two coffeeshops, including the ever-popular Buzz, which has an open mic/poetry night on Monday and Friday. The new, infamous Matt Knight Arena is an incredible venue to see concerts and watch our own Duck volleyball and basketball games.

With several renovations underway and constant updating of older buildings, the University is capable of keeping up with student needs by offering the highest-quality facilities. Within the last five years, the University has revamped nearly every building or facility to improve it in some way. A top-of-the-line Student Recreation Center, the best sports arenas and athletic facilities around, and a student center to serve every need are all a part of the UO experience, and you'll be hard pressed to find students who could ask for more.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
295 acres
Student Centers
The Erb Memorial Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
  • Architecture and Allied Arts (A&AA) Library
  • Knight Library
  • Law Library
  • Mathematics Library
  • Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Library
  • Science Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Buzz
  • The EMU Amphitheater
  • The Fishbowl
Bar on Campus
  • Buster's on 13th Street
  • Rennie's
  • Taylor's
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
  • The Buzz in The Erb Memorial Union
  • The Daily Grind in the Knight Library
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
As of Fall 2012, the University is a tobacco-free campus.
School Slang
  • EMU: Erb Memorial Union
  • LLC: Living Learning Center
  • Autzen: "It never rains at Autzen stadium." It's a tradition for the announcer to call this out sometime during each football game, and students expect it. Despite the fact that Eugene is renowned for its rain, it's a true fact that it never rains at Autzen stadium.
  • Pit Crew: The UO Pit Crew has tradition written all over it. This is a group of students that wear yellow shirts and vie for a spot in the Pit Crew at the beginning of every season. These are sports-crazy students that attend every basketball game to agitate the opposing team while making more noise that the takeoff of a 747. The "Pit Crew" is an essential part of one of the oldest and most feared basketball stadiums in the country.
  • Street Fair: Usually twice a year, once in fall term and once in spring, the street fair lines the entire stretch of campus on 13th Street. From exceptional Thai food and other dining adventures to plenty of arts and crafts, the street fair is something all students look forward to.
Urban Legends
Deady Hall is haunted.
Favorite Things To Do
Ducks football games are by far the overall favorite activity of students. When it is nice out, people love being active on the grassy areas around campus or play outside sports. Also, students work out in the state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center, listen to a band in the EMU Amphitheater, listen to the On the Rocks acapella singing group, or get their campus buzz from one of many coffeehouses.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
Oregon Daily Emerald
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • The Civil War football game is the most popular game of the year which is played between University of Oregon and Oregon State University.
  • The legendary movie "Animal House" was filmed at the University of Oregon.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 97 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 13 responses

  • 26% The EMU Amphitheater
  • 19% Lilis
  • 15% Hamilton Dining
  • 11% The Fishbowl
  • 11% Common Grounds
  • 7% My dorm room
  • 4% The Buzz
  • 4% Campus computing lab
  • 4% The Pioneer Cemetary

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 14 responses

  • 37% Street Fair
  • 33% Autzen
  • 15% Friday A cappella with On the Rocks!
  • 11% Pit Crew
  • 4% Waiting in line for tickets. RIP 2007

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 10 responses

  • 53% Working at the student recreational center
  • 20% Food service
  • 20% Craft Center
  • 7% Resident Assistant

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 48% Explore
  • 30% Find yummy food
  • 17% Hike Spencer's Butte
  • 4% Sing in a campus choir

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 106 responses

  • 7% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 12% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 58% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 24% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 105 responses

  • 2% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 5% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 47% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 47% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are the worst on-campus student jobs?    Based on 7 responses

  • 75% Dining halls
  • 12% Computer labs
  • 12% None



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