345 N. Monmouth Avenue Monmouth, OR 97361-1394 503-838-8211
About Western Oregon University
  • Year of Foundation 1856
  • Size of Campus 157 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Quarter
  • Undergraduate Population 4,261
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59% 41% 11%OUS
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $4,725 In state, $15,750 Out of state
  • Room and Board $7,675
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 911
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a public liberal arts college located in Monmouth, Oregon, United States. It was originally established in 1856 by Oregon pioneers as Monmouth University. Subsequent names include Oregon Normal School, Oregon College of Education, and Western Oregon State College. Western Oregon University incorporates both the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Enrollment is approximately 6,200 students.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Brotha's and Sista's/Conversation Links/Hawaiian Club/International Students, Inc. /International Students Organization/Japanese Culture Club, Monmouth Taiko/MEChA/Multicultural Student Union/Triangle Alliance
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats N/A
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Annual Pow-Wow Celebration/African American Awareness Conference/Women of Color Conference/Cinco de Mayo Celebration/Latino Awareness Conference/International Night/Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Number of students in fraternities N/A
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Phi Kappa Phi/Sigma Tau Delta/Phi Sigma Iota/Lambda Pi Eta/Phi Alpha Delta/Phi Alpha Theta/Psi Chi
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities N/A
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) BCM/CCF Campus Christian Fellowship; Campus Crusade for Christ/Catholic Campus Ministries/EDGE/Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Fellowship House/Latter-Day Saints Student Assn
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest bus Salem (14)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Portland (70), Eugene (80)
  • Distance to nearest train Salem (14)
Student Housing
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (79%), apartments for married students (2%), apartment for single students (16%), special housing for disabled students (3%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 68%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 29%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 12%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 86%
  • Number of students using college housing 24%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 18%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 7
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities Robert Straub Archive
  • Number Of Microforms 684,069
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 25
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 200,988
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 442
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 25
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Museums Paul Jensen Arctic Museum
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,577
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Federal
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Oregon State University)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Oregon State University)
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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