If you want to apply to SOU, the application fee costs $60.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from SOU by September 15.
|SOU 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||71%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||34%|
Southern Oregon University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into SOU is moderately difficult. SOU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, SOU accepted 90% of students, around 2,093 of the 2,317 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like SOU, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to SOU Honors College is program very difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to SOU must submit the following items. Double check with SOU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to SOU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Southern Oregon University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||18.35%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.51%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.42%|
|3.00 and 3.24||20.84%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16.49%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3.89%|
SOU considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
SOU does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 71% of SOU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 34% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other SOU applicants, you should strive to earn between 990 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SOU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SOU students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SOU students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
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To be most competitive at SOU, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SOU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SOU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SOU. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in SOU during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to SOU?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to SOU.
Does SOU accept transfer credits?
SOU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. SOU accepts:
Does SOU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
SOU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to SOU?
SOU is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is SOU's acceptance rate?
SOU's acceptance rate is 90%.
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How hard is it to get into SOU? SOU is a somewhat selective institution. The SOU acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.
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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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At SOU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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