Western Oregon University

915 reviews
  1. Monmouth, OR
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
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
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 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 31 responses
Report
  • Busy
    35%
  • Moderate
    29%
  • Dedicated
    16%
  • Laziness
    16%
  • Studious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.71 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Intimate
    30%
  • Friendly community
    24%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Eco-friendly
    22%
  • Close to perfection!
    3%

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%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses

Reviews

915 reviews
  • Excellent
    124
  • Very Good
    347
  • Average
    340
  • Poor
    72
  • Terrible
    32
Campus housing is another one of Westerns perks. Western has a decent variety of on-campus living. It has seven different options, each one being unique in its' own ways. It has 3 buildings (Barnum, Butler, and Gentle) that are apartment style resident halls that are very spacious and in fairly good shape for how old the buildings are. Then two of the other housing buildings (Ackermen and Heritage) are more traditional "dorm" style and newer, more Eco-friendly. Then the last residence hall (Landers) is in-between the traditional and the apartment style of the others. Another option for upperclassmen would be the on-campus apartments (Arbor Park). From my experience with on-campus apartments, Western has some of the nicest ones I've seen! Applying for housing is a fairly easy process and the housing faculty are extremely helpful if any questions arise in the process. In housing, we have some of the best student leaders (RA's and Peer Mentors) that try their very best to make the new students' experiences the best they can possibly be!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
Western Oregon University is one amazing university with a surprising amount of opportunities for being a small state school! I'm part of the Honors Program at WOU, I'm a Peer Mentor, and I have been able to participate in many on-campus clubs, organizations, sports, and events. Western was my dream school and it has lived up to and beyond my expectations. The student leadership on campus is really helpful for incoming students, all of the faculty at WOU are friendly and also extremely helpful and supportive in many areas. One of the things I love about Western is the smaller class sizes. The small classes allow more one-on-one time with the professors, which I find to be helpful. All of the professors I've had for my classes are always available during their office hours and if you come into their office during that time, whether you have questions about the class or you just want to get to know the professor better, they are very friendly and always helpful. Another thing I appreciate about WOU is that the professors are people too; they are understanding and flexible with just about anything as long as you communicate with them what is going on. My overall experience at Western has been fantastic! I definitely recommend taking this university into consideration.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
There isn't a lot of Greek Life that's a part of WOU and non of them have houses on campus. The Greek Life is growing every year though and is getting better and more known as the years go by. To the best of my knowledge, I believe that there is only one established fraternity and one established sorority and one other sorority in the making. The fraternity does have a house but it is not on-campus, and neither of the sororities have housing but most likely will in the near future. Non-Greeks and Greeks get along just like any other combination of students, there isn't any tension or pressure as far as I am aware of. I personally appreciate that there isn't a big Greek community, but for those who are interested in that, there is a lot of potential for our Greek Life to grow and maybe you can be a part of that!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago