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University of Oregon Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Oregon, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is University of Oregon Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Oregon was awarded 128 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is music.

Overall Quality

UO is ranked #262 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UO held the #289 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UO is also ranked #5 out of 20 schools in Oregon.

See all of the rankings for University of Oregon.

Is It Hard to Get Into UO?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Oregon is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 83%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 63% of students accepted to UO submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Oregon  ( 550 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Oregon  ( 530 to 630 )
UO received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Oregon  ( 22 to 28 )

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University of Oregon Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, University of Oregon is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Oregon is 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Oregon

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Oregon has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UO the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 50%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  50 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Oregon.

Excellent Overall Diversity at UO

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,340 undergraduates at UO with 17,801 being full-time and 1,539 being part-time.

UO Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 94.08 out of 100, UO is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.08 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Oregon Cost?

The overall average net price of UO is $15,693. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UO

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,951 $12,437 $14,764 $19,901 $22,296

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UO, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UO, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $7,082 a year. That adds up to $28,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UO is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UO Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UO make about $44,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UO students since it is 10% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at University of Oregon make the most money.

Location of University of Oregon

University of Oregon is a public institution located in Eugene, Oregon. The city atmosphere of Eugene makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of University of Oregon

Contact details for UO are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: 541-346-1000

University of Oregon Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 76 majors graduated from University of Oregon. Of these students, 4,904 received undergraduate degrees and 1,416 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 530 $42,300
Public Relations & Advertising 417 $36,200
General Social Sciences 389 $31,800
Economics 368 $39,100
General Psychology 340 $27,400
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 222 $24,900
Political Science & Government 200 $30,800
Fine & Studio Arts 160 $21,700
Journalism 140 $27,800
Natural Resources Conservation 138 $19,700

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Oregon along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UO

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 3,145 students took at least one online class at University of Oregon. This is an increase from the 2,540 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,145 219
2016-2017 2,540 190
2015-2016 3,000 231
2014-2015 2,929 226
2013-2014 2,486 217

Learn more about online learning at University of Oregon.

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