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Colleges / Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%

About SOU

Southern Oregon University is a public, state university in the town of Ashland, Oregon. SOU was founded in 1926. The university enrolls around 5,059 students a year, including 4,450 undergraduate students.

SOU Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into SOU. SOU admitted 90% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 2,317 applications received in 2021, 2,093 students were offered admission.

Southern Oregon University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 71%

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Southern Oregon University is located in Ashland, Oregon,.

If you want to see SOU for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Ashland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Medford-Jackson County.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Southern Oregon University and Ashland are like without leaving home.

College Info

1250 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520

Campus Setting: Small Town

SOU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SOU is Continuous processing.

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SOU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1200


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 620

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SOU is like? There are approximately 5,059 students enrolled at SOU, including 4,450 undergraduate students and 609 graduate students. 63% percent of students attend school full-time, 63% percent are from OR and 37% percent of students are from other states.


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