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University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

University of Oregon (UO) Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to University of Oregon (UO), the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the application fee costs $65.

Students who submit their applications to University of Oregon (UO) for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

University of Oregon (UO) Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Oregon (UO)'s admissions stats.

University of Oregon (UO) 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Mean SAT Score 1218
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 17%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16%
Waitlist Yes

University of Oregon Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Oregon.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes January 1 April 1

Applying Early to University of Oregon (UO)?

University of Oregon (UO) does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. University of Oregon (UO) will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Oregon Admissions

Transferring to University of Oregon

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Oregon (UO)

In 2022, University of Oregon (UO) waitlisted 868 students and 348 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 305 eventually got off the waitlist.

What Does University of Oregon (UO) Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Oregon (UO)

What does University of Oregon (UO) consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with University of Oregon (UO) for more information on admission factors.

University of Oregon (UO) Application Requirements

To apply to University of Oregon (UO), all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with University of Oregon (UO)'s admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements C+ or better in 15 college preparatory units
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Oregon (UO)?

Students admitted to University of Oregon (UO) have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Oregon (UO) considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Oregon (UO) is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 17% of University of Oregon (UO)'s first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Oregon (UO)?

To be competitive with other University of Oregon (UO) applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Oregon (UO) 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Oregon (UO) student is 1218.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Oregon (UO) students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Oregon (UO) students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for University of Oregon (UO)?

To be most competitive at University of Oregon (UO), you should strive to earn between 22 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Oregon (UO)'s admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Oregon (UO) students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Oregon

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Oregon (UO).

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Oregon (UO) during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Oregon (UO) Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Oregon (UO)?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Oregon (UO).

Does University of Oregon (UO) accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Oregon (UO) accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Oregon (UO) accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does University of Oregon (UO) accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Oregon (UO) accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Oregon (UO)?

❌ No, University of Oregon (UO) is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is University of Oregon (UO)'s acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for University of Oregon (UO) is 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Oregon (UO)?

❌ University of Oregon (UO) does not offer early decision.

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University of Oregon (UO) Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Oregon (UO)? University of Oregon (UO) is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Oregon (UO) acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.


University of Oregon (UO) Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Oregon (UO) is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Oregon (UO) is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Oregon (UO) SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1330


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

560 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1330 and Above


1120 to 1330


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Oregon (UO) students is 1218. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Oregon (UO), while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Oregon (UO).

University of Oregon (UO) GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Oregon (UO), the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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