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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Very school-spirited community, with lots of co-ops ranging from food to political rights.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Fair diversity. Plenty of interaction if involved in greek life.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: everyone expresses themselves differently, but since UO is a very diverse community, the variety is widely accepted

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most of us at the U of O are proud to be here. The athletics promote the "proud to be a duck" and it's hard not to get caught up in the energy of it.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It is a running town so a lot of students are in very good shape, both guys and girls. A lot of girls wear little to nothing in the spring/summer, and will even sunbathe in the middle of campus. The people on campus are not nice. They are very inconsiderate, rude, and self-centered. A majority of them are self-entitled and they believe that everything should be handed to them on a silver platter. I do not enjoy this type of attitude. Although the campus community itself is accepting of diversity, the people within the community are just equally rude to everyone.

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While the University of Oregon certainly isn't Miami Beach, it's not Fargo either. Instead, what you'll find is a happy medium in terms of the eligible student body. Students all agree that spring term is the best time in Eugene, when you can see what's been hiding under all the clothes after a cold winter. Men generally aren't disappointed with the quality of women, whereas ladies offer mixed views of who's hot and who's not.

The biggest criticism between sexes at UO is a lack of style or effort put into appearance. However, some people like that designer clothes and styles aren't main priority. Overall, the people here are real. With 20,000 students you're bound to find someone you don't mind looking at. The key is to keep up with the social scene and meet as many people as possible. Given such a large student body and variety of people, you've got a good chance of finding someone to stay with you during, or even after, your college years. There is really somebody for everyone.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
52%
Male Undergrads
48%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Yes; the University Health Center can provide oral contraceptives, Depo Provera, IUDs, emergency contraception, and free condoms
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Dorms
  2. Sporting events
  3. Class
  4. Student Recreation Center
  5. Taylor's Bar
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorms (Freshmen)
  2. Off-campus parties
  3. Fraternities
  4. Taylor's Bar (21+)
Social Scene
The social scene at the University is open to everything from coffee shops to bars to the classroom itself. Students at the UO tend to be outgoing and approachable. House parties are big at UO because of the more lax and easy-going vibe of the student body. Once you turn 21, the bar scene is fun, too, but the house parties are always a good alternative.
Hookups or Relationships?
Oregon seems to go through phases when it comes to the dating scene. For one term, everyone will be involved in relationships; the next, the selection is as open as a buffet at Las Vegas. Serious relationships seem to be most prominent at UO, but hookups do occur (most often in the Greek system and the bar scene).
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
For freshman, the dorms provide a great opportunity to live in close proximity to members of the opposite sex. Many dorm friendships have the opportunity to become something more. For the upperclassmen, the hot spots of Taylor's and Rennie's off campus never seem to fail for meeting members of the opposite sex. Outside of the classroom, coffeeshops also provide the chance for social interaction in a comfortable atmosphere. The University is swarming with nearly 20,000 students, so opportunities to meet your next boyfriend or girlfriend are never too far away.
Dress Code
Fashion at the University of Oregon ranges from students wearing business attire to people walking around without shoes. Whether you wear three-piece suits every day or dress like carefree hippie, you'll be accepted around Eugene. In terms of going out, the same applies. Some girls will wear jeans and a sweatshirt, while others will wear a nice dress and heels. However, the overall population does seem to dress more casually, especially due to the weather.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 98 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 97 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 112 responses

  • 23% Casual dating at your school
  • 22% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 17% None
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 38 responses

  • 19% Class
  • 18% Dorms
  • 16% Speak up
  • 16% Parties
  • 16% Clubs
  • 11% Greek life
  • 2% Haven't been very successful so far
  • 2% Attend sporting events

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 37 responses

  • 35% Chill
  • 30% A proud Duck!!!
  • 19% Outgoing and have a desire to learn
  • 8% Energetic
  • 3% Apatheic
  • 3% Apathetic
  • 3% Self-Righteous, With little world experience

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 33 responses

  • 23% Parties
  • 20% Class
  • 18% Dorms
  • 14% Clubs and sports
  • 13% Sporting events
  • 8% Student Recreation Center
  • 5% Taylor's Bar

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 43% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 53% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 3% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 113 responses

  • 42% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 51% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 5% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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