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Western Oregon University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Western Oregon University, the application fee is $60.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Western Oregon University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Western Oregon University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 16%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Western Oregon University?

Western 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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Western Oregon University

It is moderately difficult to get into Western Oregon University. Western Oregon University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Western Oregon University accepted 84% of all applicants, around 730 of the 874 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Western Oregon University, 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Western Oregon University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Western Oregon University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Western Oregon University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.75
Other Requirements general college preparatory program completion
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Western Oregon University?

Students admitted to Western Oregon University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Western Oregon University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 19%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 21%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

Western Oregon University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Western Oregon University 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, 24% of Western Oregon University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Western Oregon University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Western Oregon University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Western Oregon University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Western Oregon University?

To be most competitive at Western Oregon University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Western Oregon University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Western Oregon University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

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Transferring to Western Oregon University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Western Oregon University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Western Oregon University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

Western Oregon University Admissions FAQs

Does Western Oregon University accept transfer credits?

Western Oregon University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Western Oregon University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

Western Oregon University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Western Oregon University?

Western Oregon University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Western Oregon University's acceptance rate?

Western Oregon University's acceptance rate is 84%.

Want To Learn More About Western Oregon University?

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Western Oregon University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

84%

How hard is it to get into Western Oregon University? Western Oregon University is a somewhat selective institution. The Western Oregon University acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.

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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.

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

Western Oregon University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

16 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

16 to 23

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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Western Oregon University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

480 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 610

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Western Oregon University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.3

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Western Oregon University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,554

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

84%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,540

Out-of-State

$26,415

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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