UO Facts

This page includes all the "hard facts" on the university's academics, enrollment, student body, student life, and athletics to help you decide if the UO is right for you. But if you still have questions after reviewing this material, please feel free to contact us.

This data is based on the fourth week of enrollment for fall term 2015.

Enrollment

Total
24,125
Undergraduates
20,552
Graduates
3,573
Full-time
21,566
Part-time
2,559

2015 Undergraduate Applications

 
Freshman
Transfer
Total
Applicants
21,791
3,734
25,525
Admitted
16,230
2,266
18,496
Enrolled
4,057
1,310
5,367

Average freshman high school GPA

Average GPA
3.61

Middle 50 percent of SAT scores

Critical Reading
500–620
Math
500–610
Writing
490–600

Middle 50 percent of composite ACT scores

ACT Composite
22–27

Gender

Male
11,453
Female
12,672

Age of undergraduate students

Median age
21
Median age of freshmen
19

Retention rates for freshmen

Proportion of UO students continuing after one year is 87%

Robert D. Clark Honors College

For fall 2014, the Robert D. Clark Honors College received 1,439 applications for an incoming class of 236 students.

Clark Honors College Qualifications of New Enrolled Freshmen

Middle 50% unweighted GPA
3.80–3.99
Middle 50% critical reading SAT score
630–740
Middle 50% math SAT score
590–680
Middle 50% ACT 27-32

Academics

Academic offerings

Academic programs offered
316

Class size

Median class size
19
Student to teacher ratio
18:1

Median class size by class type

Lecture
22
Discussion
22
Laboratory
19
Activity
15
Seminar, independent study, and individual research
3

On average, the UO offers 3,571 undergraduate classes per term.* Of those, only 182 classes have more than 100 students.

*Average excludes summer term.

Percentage of undergraduate courses taught by faculty, graduate teaching fellows, and administrative staff

 
Faculty
GTF
Admin.
Seminar/IS/IR
87%
9%
5%
Lecture
81%
17%
3%
Activity
80%
13%
7%
Laboratory
23%
76%
1%
Discussion
7%
94%
0%
 

Only credit-bearing courses were included in the calculation of overall averages.

Faculty members directly supervise the instruction of all laboratory and discussion sections.

Bachelor's Degree Recipients

Most popular majors among undergraduates: Accounting, Advertising, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Biology, Business administration, Chemistry, Cinema Studies, Economics, Education, English, Environmental studies, History, Human physiology, Journalism, Mathematics, Political science, Psychology, Public relations, and Sociology

2014–15 Bachelor's degrees
4,838

Graduation rate: The average UO student graduates in 13.7 terms, or a little more than 4 years.

Ethnic Identity

Total students of color
5,730
Percentage of student body
23.8%
American Indian or Alaska Native
146
Asian
1,334
Black or African American
472
Hispanic or Latino or Chicano
2,270
Multiethnic
1,402
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
106
White, non-Hispanic
14,618
Unknown
503

Geographic Origin

The UO student body is composed of students from all 50 of the United States, the District of Columbia, two U.S. territories, and 102 countries around the world.

Residency

Oregon residents
12,356
51%
Out-of-state residents
8,495
35%
International
3,274
14%

Top 15 Most Represented States

Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington

Top 15 Most Represented Countries

Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam

Student Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Number of students involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life
3,677

University Housing

Residence hall occupancy
3,960

Percentage of Students Living on Campus by Academic Class

Freshmen
81%
Sophomores
12%
Juniors
5%
Seniors
2%

Division 1 Athletics—Pac-12 Conference

Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field

Women's Sports: Acrobatics & Tumbling, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Club Sports

Badminton
Baseball
Bass fishing
Climbing
Crew
Cricket
Cycling
Dance
Disc golf
Equestrian
Fencing
Golf
Ice hockey
Jiu jitsu
Juggling
Kendo
Lacrosse
Nordic ski
Racquetball
Ranger challenge
Rugby
Running
Sailing
Scuba
Skiing (alpine)
Snowboarding
Soccer
Softball
Surfing
Swimming
Table tennis
Tennis
Triathlon
Ultimate
Volleyball
Waterpolo
Wushu

Study Abroad Programs

Total UO study abroad programs
200
Countries offered in the UO study abroad and internship programs
90
Total students enrolled in study abroad programs 2013–14 1,122

Numbers provided by UO Office of International Affairs

Top 10 Countries Visited through UO Study Abroad Programs

Argentina, Austria, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Multiple Countries, Spain, United Kingdom

Some Examples of Student Organizations

The UO is home to more than 250 student groups, including social clubs, political organizations, and professional societies. The list below is intended to show just a few examples of the diversity represented within UO's student-run groups. To find ones that fit your interests, browse the list on the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) website. You can also find collegiate chapters of professional associations active within UO, such as the Public Relations Student Society of America and the American Marketing Association

The UO Campus

Number of buildings on campus
81
Acres of main campus
295