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Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%

About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is a mid-sized comprehensive university located in Monmouth. Ore. As the state’s oldest public university, WOU has offered a student-centered learning community for more than 160 years. Courses at WOU are taught exclusively by faculty members, which means every student has the opportunity for transformative education with personalized support. WOU celebrates accessibility with affordable tuition, inclusive admissions and a range of academic programs. The university has received national recognition for its service to first-generation college students, minority students and other underserved populations. At WOU, Together We Succeed.

Western Oregon University is a public, state university in the rural area of Monmouth, Oregon. Western Oregon University was founded in 1856. The college currently enrolls around 3,752 students a year, including 3,320 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Western Oregon University

It is moderately difficult to get into Western Oregon University. The acceptance rate at Western Oregon University is 84%. In 2022, 3,237 students applied to Western Oregon University and 2,703 were admitted.

Western Oregon University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 5%

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Western Oregon University is located in Monmouth, Oregon, near Portland.

If you want to see Western Oregon University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Monmouth, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

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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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

985 - 1220


Math SAT Range

490 - 600


Reading SAT Range

495 - 620

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Wondering what life at Western Oregon University is like? There are approximately 3,752 students enrolled at Western Oregon University, including 3,320 undergraduate students and 432 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from OR and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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