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 based on the fourth week of enrollment for fall term 2014. New data will be available in December 2015.

Enrollment

Total
24,181
Undergraduates
20,569
Graduates
3,612
Full-time
21,585
Part-time
2,596

2014 Undergraduate Applications

 
Freshman
Transfer
Total
Applicants
21,145
3,651
24,796
Admitted
15,908
2,256
18,164
Enrolled
3,895
1,289
5,184

Average freshman high school GPA

Average GPA
3.58

Middle 50 percent of SAT scores

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

Middle 50 percent of composite ACT scores

ACT Composite
22–27

Gender

Male
11,543
Female
12,638

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 2013, the Robert D. Clark Honors College received 1,450 applications for an incoming class of 238 students.

Clark Honors College Qualifications of New Enrolled Freshmen

Middle 50% unweighted GPA
3.83–4.00
Middle 50% critical reading SAT score
620–720
Middle 50% math SAT score
600–690
Middle 50% writing SAT score
600–710

Academics

Academic offerings

Academic programs offered
272

Class size

Median class size
20
Student to teacher ratio
19:1

Median class size by class type

Lecture
25
Discussion
24
Laboratory
19
Activity
15
Seminar, independent study, and individual research
3

On average, the UO offers 3,887 undergraduate classes per term.* Of those, only 135 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
86%
9%
5%
Lecture
79%
18%
3%
Activity
82%
12%
6%
Laboratory
18%
82%
0%
Discussion
5%
95%
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, Sociology, Undecided

2013–14 Bachelor's degrees
4,667

Graduation rate: The average UO student graduates in 13.7 terms, or just over 4 years.

Ethnic Identity

Total students of color
5,401
Percentage of student body
22.3%
American Indian or Alaska Native
162
Asian
1,284
Black or African American
483
Hispanic or Latino or Chicano
2,043
Multiethnic
1,330
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
99
White, non-Hispanic
15,102
Unknown
543

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 97 countries around the world.

Residency

Oregon residents
12,603
52%
Out-of-state residents
8,443
35%
International
3,135
13%

Top 15 Most Represented States

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

Top 15 Most Represented Countries

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Student Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Number of students involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life
3,334

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, Sand 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 2012–13 1,255
Numbers provided by UO Office of International Affairs

Top 10 Countries Visited through UO Study Abroad Programs

Argentina, China, Denmark, Ecuador, France, 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
80
Acres of main campus
295