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.

The Oregon University System publishes data based on the fourth week of enrollment of each fall term. This data is based on fall term 2013. New data will be available in December 2014.

Enrollment

Total
24,548
Undergraduates
20,808
Graduates
3,740
Full-time
21,921
Part-time
2,627
2013 Undergraduate Applications
 
Freshman
Transfer
Total
Applicants
21,943
3,796
25,739
Admitted
16,211
2,234
18,445
Enrolled
3,881
1,358
5,239
Average freshman high school GPA
Average GPA
3.60
Middle 50 percent of SAT scores
Critical Reading
495–620
Math
500–620
Writing
490–610
Middle 50 percent of composite ACT scores
ACT Composite
22–28
Gender
Male
11,694
Female
12,854
Age of undergraduate students
Average age
22
Average age of freshmen
19
Retention rates for freshmen
Proportion of UO students continuing after one year is 85%
Robert D. Clark Honors College
For fall 2013, the Robert D. Clark Honors College received 1,525 applications for an incoming class of 237 students.

Clark Honors College Qualifications of New Enrolled Freshmen
Middle 50% unweighted GPA
3.83–4.00
Middle 50% critical reading SAT score
610–710
Middle 50% math SAT score
600–700
Middle 50% writing SAT score
600–700

Academics

Academic offerings
Academic programs offered
269
 
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

2012–13 Bachelor's degrees
4,716

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

Ethnic Identity

Total students of color
5,119
Percentage of student body
20.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native
147
Asian
1,247
Black or African American
468
Hispanic or Latino or Chicano
1,878
Multiethnic
1,263
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
116
White, non-Hispanic
15,890
Unknown
593

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 94 countries around the world.

Residency
Oregon residents
13,129
55%
Out-of-state residents
8,473
35%
International
2,946
10%
Top 15 Most Represented States
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington
Top 15 Most Represented Countries

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

Student Life

Fraternity and Sorority Life
Number of students involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life
3,069
University Housing
Residence hall occupancy
3,938

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, 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
190
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 Popular ASUO Organizations

Asian-Pacific American Student Association
Black Student Union
Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living (CASL)
Coalition Against Environmental Racism
College Democrats
College Republicans
Dance Oregon
Ecological Design Center
Ethos Magazine
Geology Club
Hawaii Club
Interfraternity Council (Fraternity Community)
International Student Association
Land Air Water (LAW)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Alliance (LGBTQA)
Men’s Center
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA)
Multicultural Center
Native American Student Union
Oregon Commentator
Oregon Daily Emerald
Panhellenic Council (Sorority Community)
Student Senate
Survival Center
Women's Center

The complete list of more than 250 student organizations is available on the website of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO).

The UO Campus

Number of buildings on campus
80
Acres of main campus
295