University of Oregon Summary

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Basic Statistics

Eugene, OR
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Mid-sized city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
73 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Extreme school pride
  • Beautiful location and campus
  • College town atmosphere
  • Small community feel within a large school

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • It rains a lot and can get pretty cold.
  • Greek system gone dry
  • Not a lot going on in the city besides the University
  • Not extremely diverse

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Oregon Student Reviews

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3 College Freshman

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

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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


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