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University of Oregon Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on University of Oregon? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UO offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Oregon Ranked?

2022 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 329 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general business/commerce.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UO is ranked #482 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UO is also ranked #7 out of 36 schools in Oregon.

See all of the rankings for University of Oregon.

Is It Hard to Get Into UO?

Acceptance Rate

University of Oregon has an acceptance rate of 84%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 72% 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 650. Math scores were between 540 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Oregon  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Oregon  ( 540 to 640 )
UO received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Oregon  ( 22 to 29 )

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University of Oregon Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Oregon, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Oregon

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Oregon enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 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 53%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

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

University of Oregon Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 18,045 undergraduates at UO with 16,400 being full-time and 1,645 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Oregon Cost?

The overall average net price of UO is $16,461. 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 +
$12,690 $13,108 $15,109 $22,282 $23,691

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UO, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $7,729 a year. That adds up to $30,916 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UO is 4.2%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UO make around $44,800 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UO students since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 situated in Eugene, Oregon. Eugene is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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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 75 majors graduated from University of Oregon. Of these students, 4,909 received undergraduate degrees and 1,282 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 524 $44,485
Public Relations & Advertising 477 $40,511
General Social Sciences 380 $35,964
General Psychology 355 $31,314
Economics 292 $44,914
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 214 $27,503
Political Science & Government 179 $32,569
Fine & Studio Arts 150 $23,719
Sociology 137 $31,314
Biological & Physical Science 136 $30,409

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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 11,256 students took at least one online class at University of Oregon. This is an increase from the 3,240 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 11,256 463
2018-2019 3,240 241
2017-2018 3,145 219
2016-2017 2,540 190
2015-2016 3,000 231

Learn more about online learning at University of Oregon.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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