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Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR 4-Year Public

About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is a public, state school located in the rural setting of Monmouth, OR, less than an hour from Portland.

Founded in 1856, the institution currently enrolls around 4,554 students a year, including 4,070 undergrads. The institution runs on a quarter academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Western Oregon University

Acceptance rate: 84%

Average GPA: 3.3

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Western Oregon University Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to Western Oregon University is moderately difficult. Western Oregon University accepts around 84 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Western Oregon University is 3.3 /4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Western Oregon University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 834 students who started at Western Oregon University as first-time freshman, 211 graduate within four years.

Around 45 percent of students who started at Western Oregon University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

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. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $7,120 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Western Oregon University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Western Oregon University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

345 Monmouth Avenue North Monmouth, OR 97361

Campus Setting: Rural

Western Oregon University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western Oregon University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western Oregon University is Continuous processing.

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Western Oregon University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Western Oregon University is like? There are approximately 4,929 students enrolled at Western Oregon University, including 4,426 undergraduate students and 503 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from OR and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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