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 2017.

Enrollment

Total
22,980
Undergraduates
19,351
Graduates
3,629
Full-time
20,892
Part-time
2,088

                   

2017 Undergraduate Applications

 
Freshman
Transfer
Total
Applicants
20,190
3,413
23,603
Admitted
16,738
2,152
18,890
Enrolled
3,863
1,196
5,059

Average freshman high school GPA

Average GPA
3.55

Middle 50 percent of SAT scores

SAT (critical reading + math)
1100–1290

Middle 50 percent of composite ACT scores

ACT Composite
22–28

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 86%

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
20
Student to teacher ratio
17:1

Median class size by class type

Lecture
23
Discussion
23
Laboratory
19
Activity
14
Seminar, independent study, and individual research
3

The UO offers 1,583 undergraduate classes per term. Of those, only 140 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
89%
6%
5%
Lecture
80%
17%
2%
Activity
84%
11%
5%
Laboratory
17%
83%
0%
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

2016–17 Bachelor's degrees
4,830

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

Ethnic Identity

Total students of color
6,162
Percentage of student body
26.8%
American Indian or Alaska Native
143
Asian
1,285
Black or African American
515
Hispanic or Latino or Chicano
2,591
Multiethnic
1,549
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
79
White, non-Hispanic
13,655
Unknown
451

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 95 countries around the world.

Residency

Oregon residents
11,690
51%
Out-of-state residents
8,578
37%
International
2,712
12%

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
3,572

University Housing

Residence hall occupancy
4,160

Percentage of Students Living on Campus by Academic Class

Freshmen
83%
Sophomores
11%
Juniors
4%
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+
Percentage of students enrolled in study abroad programs 24%

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