Why UO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellence is a Given
Here's why the UO should be your first choice.

 

We’re relentlessly innovative, but grounded in history. We’re thinkers who create, builders who dream, explorers and adventurers happily rooted in our own personal arboretum. We believe in conversation, collaboration, respect and inclusion. So what would it be like to be a Duck?

 

17:1
STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO
$245M
YEARLY FINANCIAL AID TO STUDENTS
300+
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS
17:1
STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO
$245M
YEARLY FINANCIAL AID TO STUDENTS
300+
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

 

Study anything, anywhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's something about this place

Where we are says a lot about who we are. Our 295-acre campus is smack-dab in the middle of some of the most beautiful places to be outside anywhere. We jog in the morning, bike to school, and roll along 13th Avenue to meet friends. We ski down mountains, float down rivers, and play along the beaches on the weekends. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel right at home. This place feels familiar, green, and friendly, but also modern, totally connected, and cosmopolitan. It’s kind of perfect—an extraordinary academic community surrounded by a quintessential college town. It’s alive with music, culture, food, art, and just the right amount of weird to keep things interesting.

Life as a Duck

Your college education doesn’t start and end in the classroom. Ducks like to get out, get involved, and put the lessons they learned in class into action. With more than 300 student organizations on campus, you’ll have plenty of room to explore. Focus on one passion or try a hundred. You never know where it might lead.

Living on campus is about connection: to friends, resources, and seriously good food. Our residence halls are designed to enhance your life on campus, with live-in faculty members, locally-sourced and organic food, traveling tutors and advisors—even communal kitchens, music practice rooms, and a makerspace. From creating public health campaigns to exploring Native American history and culture to sharpening your language skills, joining an Academic Residential Community is your chance to explore an interest, form close connections with faculty members, and make lifelong friends.

Our commitment to equity and inclusion

For us, equity and inclusion isn’t a checkbox—it’s a continuous commitment to be and do better. We know it takes intention, humility, and a willingness to listen to and learn from the people around us. It takes critical thinking and sometimes changes to our behaviors. Our community is at our best when we affirm, respect, support, and celebrate what makes us different along with the common threads that tie us together. We’re Ducks, and together our differences make us strong.

Find Your Community

 

TOP 20
PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR GRADUATING
UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS
TOP 30
LGBTQ-FRIENDLY COLLEGES AND UNIVERISITIES

Go Ducks!

Ducks love to move—on the field, on the court, in the water, on the slopes. We play practically every sport playable, at every skill level. For those who want to break a sweat without competing, our state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center offers everything from rock climbing to yoga. In the stands, we love to cheer on our Ducks, whether they’re playing one of our 18 Division I sports on the national stage or trying their hand at an intramural inner-tube water polo tournament. It’s not just about winning—it’s about being part of a team.

Students cheering at a football game

Your time at the University of Oregon is your chance to prepare for wherever your life might take you. Here, you’ll discover a community of students pursuing knowledge and applying new ideas to real-world issues.

So what are you waiting for?

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