Southern Oregon University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Ashland, OR
Founded in 1926, the institution currently enrolls around 5,059 students a year, including 4,449 undergrads. The institution runs on a quarter academic calendar.
SOU's endowment was valued at $24,636,650 in 2021. For each full-time student, SOU spends about $6,996.
Acceptance rate: 90%
Average GPA: 3.34
Early Decision or Early Action: No/No
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 15
Admission to SOU is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at SOU is 90 percent.
The average high school GPA for a student at SOU is 3.34 on a 4.0 scale.
In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at SOU, around 68 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 636 students who started at SOU as first-time freshman, 175 graduate within four years.
Around 46 percent of students who started at SOU earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $24,227 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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All applicants should hear back from SOU by September 15.
Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about SOU in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SOU is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SOU is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at SOU is like? There are approximately 6,005 students enrolled at SOU, including 5,011 undergraduate students and 994 graduate students. 64% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from OR and 39% percent of students are from other states.
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