Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, OR

Eastern Oregon State, founded as a teachers college in 1929, is a public university. Its 121-acre campus is located in the Grande Ronde Valley, between the Wallowa and Blue Mountains.

Website: www.eou.edu/

Public
Co-ed
2,737
Undergraduate
Students
(60.7%) 1,661 Women
(39.3%) 1,076 Men
279
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
98% of 1,011 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
September 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.35
SAT Math
470-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,468
Out-of-state: $33,788
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,362
Out-of-state: $19,682
Room and Board
$9,250
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$10,515
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,314
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
109
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

La Grande Population
13,048
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
15% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mountaineer
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
12.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.4% White
3.0% Unknown
International Students
0.4%
First-Year Students Returning
 
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
La Grande, OR 97850-2899
Phone
(541) 962-3393
Fax
(541) 962-3418
E-mail
admissions@eou.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
September 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
February 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
98% of 1,011 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 593 applicants were admitted
Men
96% of 418 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
443 (45%) of 988 admitted students enrolled
Women
257 (44%) of 588 admitted students enrolled
Men
186 (47%) of 400 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.35
3.75 and Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
56%
Score of 12 - 17
19%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,468
Out-of-state: $33,788
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,362
Out-of-state: $19,682
Room and Board
$9,250
Books and Supplies
$1,425
Other Expenses
$3,081
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003193
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
312 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
237 (76.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
236 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
68 (28.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$10,515
Need-Based Gift
Received by 221 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,137
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 181 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,284
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 196 (83.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
61 (18.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,054

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,567 (87.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,352 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,326 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
170 (12.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$9,696
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,271 (95.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,126
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,060 (79.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,331
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 649 (48.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
138 (7.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,112

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
67%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,314
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fire Services Administration
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
109
Part-Time Faculty
61
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
14%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


La Grande Population
13,048
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
121 acres

Weather

Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
98 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in LaGrande
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
15% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
85%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mountaineer
School Colors
Navy blue and vegas gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Soccer x      
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Soccer x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Soccer    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, outdoor program, pre-professional health club, student government, international student association, chemistry club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,737
Women
1,661 (60.7%)
Men
1,076 (39.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,668
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
12.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.4% White
3.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.4%
Average Age
28
All Graduate Students
279

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
 
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
25.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
30.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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