University of Oregon Review

Located in Eugene, Oregon---between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Coast---the University of Oregon has almost 300 academic fields, including 82 majors, 61 minors and 89 graduate programs. Program offerings range from anthropology to sculpture, and from religious studies to mathematics.

University of Oregon Overview

The University of Oregon is one of two universities in the Northwest U.S. to hold membership in the elite Association of American Universities. Membership is by invitation only; it is offered exclusively to outstanding research universities. The school also participates in the Riverfront Research Park, a co-op with private developers that enables the university to work closely with businesses on research in fields such as neuroscience and neuroinformatics, artificial intelligence and behavioral science. In addition to research opportunities, the university offers study abroad in 80 counties and internships in 40 foreign countries.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Freshman admission to the University of Oregon is available to those who have graduated from a regionally accredited high school with a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must hold passing grades in 14 college preparatory courses as well as acceptable SAT or ACT scores. Grade trends, course level selection, class rank, special skills and extracurricular activities are also factors of final admission decisions.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The University of Oregon has a 300-acre campus comprised of 60 major buildings. These include 21 computer labs, four museums (featuring natural and cultural history, art, anthropology and geology) and three theaters. The seven libraries host 2.6 million books in addition to 18,000 journals and periodicals, plus a wide variety of other materials.

Classes boast a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1. Hands-on training is emphasized for all relevant programs; laboratory and research courses make use of electron microscopes and microprobes, advanced optical microscopes and other optic and atomic spectroscopy equipment. For students unable to attend classes on the campus, some online alternatives are available; they have the same deadlines and rules as on-campus courses. Community Education classes may be taken by non-matriculating, part-time students.

Schools and Colleges at the University of Oregon

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Music and Dance
  • School of Architecture and Allied Arts
  • College of Education
  • School of Journalism and Communication
  • Lundquist College of Business
  • School of Law
  • Graduate School

School Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Johnson Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97403
  • Phone Number: (541) 346-1000