Southern Oregon University

852 reviews
  1. Ashland, OR
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Southern Oregon University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Frontier Conference
Address
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,648/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,325/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,093/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,802/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,390/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,964/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,581Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    58%
  • Unique
    32%
  • Highschool
    5%
  • Immature
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Free-spirted
    58%
  • Accepting of each individual
    11%
  • Back in highschool again
    11%
  • Outdoorsy
    11%
  • Best school ever
    5%
  • Community of like-minded people
    5%
  • Inclusive
    0%

After Southern Oregon University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

852 reviews
  • Excellent
    113
  • Very Good
    310
  • Average
    301
  • Poor
    74
  • Terrible
    32
I am choosing to go back to the same university that I completed my undergraduate degree at because of the highly educated and experienced professors. I received one-on-one time with professors who had worked in their respective fields and were able to bring real-world experience into the classroom.
  • College Junior
  • 3 days ago
One of the main reasons I went to this school was of the small-class environment. It was nice to have professors that remembered you by name, and were often available to help you outside of class. I was a student before all of the new construction (dorms, cafeteria, science building, and soon-to-be athletic building). The dorms I stayed in were worn out and tired, and the food was sub-par. Things may have changed, though!
  • Alum
  • 18 days ago
Overall a great experience. The classes are small allowing for a decent teacher-to-student ratio. The town is beautiful and has a lot to offer.
  • Junior
  • 18 days ago