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Southern Oregon University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,959 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 47 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NAIA Division II

Independent Pacific Northwest Region

  • Football

Cascade Collegiate Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $57,240)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $39,767)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 65 43 - -
Basketball 16 14 - -
Football 90 - - -
Soccer - 23 - -
Softball - 22 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -
Wrestling 44 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.4%
Hispanic 4.5%
Non-resident alien 1.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 18.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 69.5%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 33
Liquor Law Violation 61
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 19
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Beatriz from Yreka, CA
  • 4
  • Depending on which dorm you live in of course, but all dorms are furnished adequately and can, of course, be decorated to your liking. Greensprings- the older dorms- are often recommended…

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  • Leanna from Santa Rosa, CA
  • 2
  • My personal dorm experience wasn't great. The buildings were old and outdated, and I personally didn't like sharing a space with so many people. To be fair, since I left,…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Sabra - Ashland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    The Hawk dining hall has great food, and amazing healthy options there is always multiple things to eat no matter your diet. They serve vegan and vegwtarian and the norm! There is always a salad bar and three entrees.

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  • 1
  • Jamie - Pollock Pines, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food often doesn't taste as it should. Dining hall has peak hours and things that are supposed to be open from 6 am till 11 pm often are not. Being a student athlete it can be hard to find the right foods to eat at that time. Paying a lot of money due to a required meal plan that I can't use much of

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  • 5
  • Beatriz from Yreka, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Wide variety of food. There's the dining commons which is near the Greensprings, Shasta, and Mcloughlin buildings that has 6 different food stations to eat from. In the Hawk (dining commons) there is a little food store called the landing with quite a variety of foods. In the Stevenson Union there is also another area to eat which sells coffee and bagels and so does the Hannon Library. Don't feel like eating on campus? Don't worry! Ashland is filled with different types of restaurants, ranging from typical fast food like Taco Bell or Wendy's to formal restaurants like Pie + Vine downtown.

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  • 5
  • Joseph from Ashland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    The food on this campus is really. good. I highly recommend going to the red plate food station in the hawk dining facility on campus.

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  • 2
  • Amanda from Central Point, OR
  • I am a current student here

    While the food is good, most meals cost around $8.50, which in my opinion is a bit overpriced for a slice of pizza or some chicken strips.

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  • 3
  • Kery from Sacramento, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I would give the dining four stars, but the meal plans are very expensive for the quality of the food served. And if you eat during the off-hours, your options are severely limited

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  • 3
  • Leanna from Santa Rosa, CA
  • I am a past student here

    The food was hit or miss. The breakfast and lunch was usually really good, but sometimes dinner could be unpleasant. There were not a lot of healthy options, if you're a very health-conscious person. Of course, this may have changed since I left, so check with current message boards and the school.

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  • 4
  • Savel from Talent, OR
  • I am a current student here

    The food is quite decent! And cheap. The student union has many options. I often eat there for lunch for under $5.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Leanna from Santa Rosa, CA
  • I am a past student here

    Keep in mind that SOU has no Greek system. There is a co-ed business fraternity for those majors only. If this is a non-negotiable for you, seek out other options. Some students have an anti greek system attitude.

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  • 0
  • Angela from Ashland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    The SOU campus has the ANSOU club (Associated Nerds of Southern Oregon University) and various other clubs and activities for those who are interested in being involved in challenging subjects.

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