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Southern Oregon University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

6,441 Students

78% Admitted

  • 6,191 full time
  • 2,531 part time
  • 1,692 men full time
  • 2,218 women full time
  • 2,537 applied
  • 1,509 admitted
  • 767 enrolled

5,523 Undergraduates

$6,813 Tuition/Year

  • 796 Graduates
  • 1,159 Non-Degree
  • $6,813 in state
  • $1,710 fees
  • $14,199 room & board
  • $999 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Mascot: Rocky the Red Tailed Hawk
School Colors: Red and Black
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Joseph from Ashland, OR
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  • Southern Oregon University is a small school with good academics and good opportunities Southern Oregon University is a good place to go if you want peace and quiet to explore your…

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  • Beatriz from Yreka, CA
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  • This campus is perfect for those who love to be close to nature and enjoy living in smaller towns. The location is absolutely beautiful with a variety of places to…

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  • Leanna from Santa Rosa, CA
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  • Southern Oregon University is in a breathtaking location. The school has great student groups and government. The criminology and theatre programs are very strong. …

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  • Laura from Wilsonville, OR
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  • The campus is gorgeous; the people are amazing and I don't even have to try to make friends; all of the professors I've met really trust their students and talk…

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Mission Statement

SOU Mission Statement
Southern Oregon University is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship.


Southern Oregon University is committed to a challenging and practical liberal arts education centered on student learning, accessibility, and civic engagement; academic programs, partnerships, public service, outreach, sustainable practices, and economic development activities that address regional needs such as health and human services, business, and education; and outstanding programs that draw on and enrich our unique arts community and bioregion.

Southern Oregon University
  • Located in Ashland, OR
  • Public
  • 6,441 students enrolled
  • 78% admitted
  • $6,813 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Robyn from Washougal, WA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is beautiful; with art projects, status, and areas set up everywhere. There are also double-decker bike racks for students to keep their bikes between classes (everyone rides between buildings) and trees line the paths. The community is a tightly knit one, so in coming students will always manage to find a friend quickly and have support wherever they are.

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  • 5
  • Kathryn from Grants Pass, OR
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    They were generous on helping new students. the campus is beautiful and everyone will help willingly, all you have to do is ask.

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  • 5
  • Gabrielle from Tigard, OR
  • I am a current student here

    SOU is now my second home. When I left I missed it immediately. There are so many clubs and activities that there is never a dull moment. My professors have been very helpful and some quite entertaining!

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