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 2016.

Enrollment

Total
23,634
Undergraduates
20,067
Graduates
3,567
Full-time
21,336
Part-time
2,298

                   

2016 Undergraduate Applications

 
Freshman
Transfer
Total
Applicants
21,649
3,286
24,935
Admitted
16,892
2,003
18,895
Enrolled
3,949
1,181
5,130

Average freshman high school GPA

Average GPA
3.58

Middle 50 percent of SAT scores

Old SAT (critical reading + math)
1000–1220
New SAT (estimated)
1080–1290

Middle 50 percent of composite ACT scores

ACT Composite
22–27

Gender

Male
47%
Female
53%

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 88%

Robert D. Clark Honors College

For fall 2016, the Robert D. Clark Honors College received 1,460 applications for an incoming class of 229 students.

Clark Honors College Qualifications of New Enrolled Freshmen

Middle 50% unweighted GPA
3.74–3.98
Middle 50% old SAT (critical reading + math)
1230–1400
Middle 50% new SAT (estimated)
1300–1450
Middle 50% ACT 28-32

Academics

Academic offerings

Academic programs offered
300+

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

The UO offers 1,597 undergraduate classes per term. Of those, only 143 classes have more than 100 students.

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

 
Faculty
GTF
Admin.
Seminar/IS/IR
87%
8%
5%
Lecture
80%
17%
3%
Activity
80%
13%
7%
Laboratory
23%
76%
1%
Discussion
7%
93%
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, Biology, Business administration, Computer and information science, Digital arts, Economics, Education, English, Family and human services, General social science, Human physiology, International studies, Journalism, Political science, Psychology, Public relations, Spanish, and Sociology

2015–16 Bachelor's degrees
4,779

Graduation rate: The average UO student graduates in four years plus one term.

Ethnic Identity

Total students of color
5,983
Percentage of student body
25.3%
American Indian or Alaska Native
153
Asian
1,309
Black or African American
473
Hispanic or Latino or Chicano
2,451
Multiethnic
1,474
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
103
White, non-Hispanic
14,150
Unknown
495

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 101 countries around the world.

Residency

Oregon residents
12,067
51%
Out-of-state residents
8,561
36%
International
3,006
13%

Top 15 Most Represented States

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

Top 15 Most Represented Countries

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

Student Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Number of students involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life
3,664

University Housing

Residence hall occupancy
4,424

Percentage of Students Living on Campus by Academic Class

Freshmen
77%
Sophomores
14%
Juniors
6%
Seniors
1%

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
250+
Countries offered in the UO study abroad and internship programs
90+
Percentage of students enrolled in study abroad programs 25%

Top 10 Countries Visited through UO Study Abroad Programs

Argentina, Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, 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