University of Oregon
110 Johnson Hall
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 346-3201
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The University of Oregon is a public four-year institution located in Eugene. The school was first opened in 1876. Today, the university boasts an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. A range of bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs are available to students with a variety of career aspirations. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university number 55 on their list of the top public schools in the nation. In addition, UO’s graduate programs in special education, legal writing, and environmental law earned top rankings.

Programs Offered

Students interested in attending the University of Oregon can choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level programs across eight academic colleges. Majors include, but are not limited to, architecture, art history, biology, English, environmental science, history, mathematics, psychology, sociology, family and human services, business administration, and journalism. Distance education courses are also available to provide working adults and non-traditional students with the flexibility they need. Areas of study for online students include information management, art, anthropology, and political science.


The University of Oregon has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1918. Programs in marriage and family therapy, law, psychology, speech-language pathology, English, art and design, and music have also earned specialized accreditation.


Prospective UO students can submit their applications online. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee due at the time of submission. Official high school, and any applicable college, transcripts and admissions test scores (ACT or SAT) are also required to be sent directly to the school’s admissions office. Applications will be evaluated based on previous academic performance, course selection throughout high school, extracurricular activities, standardized test scores, and academic potential. In 2010, 79% of undergraduate applicants were admitted. For more information about the application and enrollment process, please visit the University of Oregon’s website.

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