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 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
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

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
54%
Out-of-state residents
8,473
34%
International
2,946
12%

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