University of Oregon Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

University of Oregon Football Stadium
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The University of Oregon has an acceptance rate of 78 percent. The great majority of accepted students have grades and SAT/ACT scores that are average or better. For students with a slightly less-than-ideal academic record, a strong admissions essay, meaningful extracurricular activities, and challenging high school courses can help improve your chances. For information about applying procedures and deadlines, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with a member of the admissions office. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

University of Oregon Description

The University of Oregon in Eugene is the flagship campus of Oregon's university system. The university is a member of the Association of American Universities because of its strengths in both research and education. In academics, the University of Oregon is a little less pre-professional than their rival Oregon State University, but the business and accounting majors are still quite popular. The creative writing program is one of the best in the country. In athletics, the University of Oregon Ducks compete in the NCAA Division I Pacific 12 Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 23,546 (20,049 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47 percent male / 53 percent female
  • 91 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,761 (in-state); $33,441 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,122
  • Room and Board: $11,583
  • Other Expenses: $2,349
  • Total Cost: $25,815 (in-state); $48,495 (out-of-state)

University of Oregon Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81 percent
  • Percentage of new Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 66 percent
    • Loans: 40 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,780
    • Loans: $7,437

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • Transfer-out Rate: 20 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 50 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Baseball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball

University of Oregon Mission Statement:

complete mission statement can be found at

"The University of Oregon is a comprehensive research university that serves its students and the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world through the creation and transfer of knowledge in the liberal arts, the natural and social sciences, and the professions. It is the Association of American Universities flagship institution of the Oregon University System.

The university is a community of scholars dedicated to the highest standards of academic inquiry, learning, and service. Recognizing that knowledge is the fundamental wealth of civilization, the university strives to enrich the public that sustains it..."

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics