University Of Oregon

University Of Oregon

The University of Oregon, or UO, is a coeducational, public research university located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It was founded in 1876. UO is the flagship school of the Oregon public university system. U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings (2007 edition) ranked UO 108th (tie) in the national university category. The campus of OU is spread over 295 acres and consists of over 55 major buildings. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • Robert D. Clark Honors College
  • School of Architecture and Allied Arts
  • School of Journalism and Communication
  • School of Law
  • School of Music and Dance

UO's official mascot is the Oregon Duck and their sports teams are nicknamed the Ducks. UO is a member of the Pacific-10 Conference and Division I-A of the NCAA. University of Oregon's teams have won over 10 NCAA team championships.

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Eugene , OR 97403
General Phone: (541) 346-1000

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University of Oregon Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,543Asian studies, European studies, Russian studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, linguistics, comparative literature, comparative language, East Asian languages, ...
Education and Teaching750education, educational administration, special ed, education of disabled, early childhood special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, ...
Business and Management711business, business management, non-profit management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Science431biology, biochemistry, physiology, marine biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics, physics courses ...
Therapy and Counseling398psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, communication disorders
Media353mass communication, media studies, journalism, journalism courses, digital communications, public relations, advertising
Architecture and Planning187architecture, urban planning, interior architecture, landscape architecture, architectural services
Family and Social Work132human services, public administration
Art Studies94art studies, arts management
Music87music, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, piano, jazz, various music studies
Photography and Commercial Art72film studies, photography, multimedia, printmaking
Religion and Philosophy67philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Conservation and Resource Management59environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources courses
Mathematics55mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Fine Arts46art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts, metal and jewelry
Drama and Performing Arts38dance, drama
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology23speech pathology

Number of programs and degrees for University of Oregon in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,63675
Master's degree85671
Postbaccalaureate certificate43920
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship15133
Doctor's degree - professional practice1821

University of Oregon Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Oregon had a total enrollment of 20,332 students (19,681 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 30%
20-21 30%
22-24 18%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%

University of Oregon Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 39 %

University of Oregon Room and Board (2007)

University of Oregon offers campus housing for 3,500 of its 19,681 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Eugene, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of Oregon Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480600
SAT Math490610

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Oregon Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,435
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,992
Room and board $ 8,211
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 2,412

Financial Aid:
University of Oregon participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 322300)

University of Oregon Faculty

University of Oregon has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track8678
Non-tenured and not on tenure track245275

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
No academic rankcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$54,8196$64,500

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year157$100,88156$98,612
Associate professoracademic year138$73,66478$70,310
Assistant professoracademic year91$69,90187$62,388
Instructoracademic year62$48,07075$42,771
No academic rankacademic year3$68,1424$54,045
All faculty totalacademic year451$78,824300$66,194

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Oregon Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pacific-10 Conference
Basketball Pacific-10 Conference
Baseball Pacific-10 Conference
Track Pacific-10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4095135

University of Oregon Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Architecture and Related Services, Other
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Interior Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
American Literature (United States)
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Linguistic/Comparative/Related Language Studies & Services, Other
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Journalism, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Physiology, General

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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