Western Oregon University

900 reviews
  1. Monmouth, 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
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Western Oregon University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
345 North Monmouth Ave
Monmouth, OR 97361
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
850-1180
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,804/ 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
    $13,022/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,231/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,542/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,800/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,381/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,155Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Busy
    56%
  • Laziness
    28%
  • Moderate
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
46%
of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Eco-friendly
    33%
  • Intimate
    33%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Close to perfection!
    6%

After Western Oregon University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses

Reviews

900 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    338
  • Average
    337
  • Poor
    70
  • Terrible
    32
I would choose my school again because the environment is friendly and small town! All my professors have expressed their desire to help their students succeed and the staff working in administrative positions has expressed this as well.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
What I enjoy about WOU is it's intimate campus, beautiful scenery, and avid student life.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Western Oregon University is the most friendly and comfortable school around. It has helped me earn my first 4.0. The professors and students make the school feel like home
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago