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Western Oregon State, founded in 1856, is a public university. Its 157-acre campus is located in Monmouth, 20 miles southwest of Salem.

Website: wou.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,426
Undergraduate
Students
(63.9%) 2,830 Women
(36.1%) 1,596 Men
503
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 3,069 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.33
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,684
Out-of-state: $40,559
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,540
Out-of-state: $26,415
Room and Board
$10,415
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Freshman Award
$9,668
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$6,815
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
296
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Monmouth Population
9,534
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wolf
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.1% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
20.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.5% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
3.8% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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