Eastern Oregon University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

National Guard Send-Off at EOU
National Guard Send-Off at EOU. The National Guard / Flickr

Eastern Oregon University Admissions Overview:

In 2015, EOU accepted 97% of applicants. This is promising for interested students--if you have decent grades and standardized test scores, you're likely to get in. Admitted students typically have grades in the "B" range or better. To apply, those interested should submit a completed application, scores from the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. Be sure to check out the school's website for more information, and feel free to contact the admissions office with any questions or concerns.

Admissions Data (2016):

Eastern Oregon University Description:

Founded as a teacher's college in 1929, Eastern Oregon University is now a small, comprehensive, regional university located in La Grande, Oregon, a town of about 13,000 people. Portland is a little over four hours to the west, and Boise is three hours to the southeast. The university's online programs have grown significantly in recent years with course delivery offered on the main campus and sixteen centers throughout the state. Nine majors can be completed entirely online. Residential students can choose from 23 bachelor's degree programs with business and education being quite popular. Classes tend to be small with about 15 students. On the student life front, Eastern Oregon University has over 50 student clubs and organizations. In athletics, the EOU Mountaineers compete in the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference. The college fields four men's and six women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,176 (2,873 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 59% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,004 (in-state) $18,645 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,425 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,930
  • Other Expenses: $2,955
  • Total Cost: $21,314 (in-state), $31,955 (out-of-state)

Eastern Oregon University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,869
    • Loans: $6,291

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Education, Liberal Studies, Physical Activity and Health, Psychology, Social Science

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 47%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country, Football
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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