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.
Acceptance rate: 84%
Average GPA: 3.3
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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.
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.
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 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.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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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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