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Study at University of Oregon

The University of Oregon, or UO, is a coeducational, public research university located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It was founded in 1876. UO is the flagship school of the Oregon public university system. U. S. News and World Report's annual college rankings (2007 edition) ranked UO 108th (tie) in the national university category. The campus of OU is spread over 295 acres and consists of over 55 major buildings. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • Robert D. Clark Honors College
  • School of Architecture and Allied Arts
  • School of Journalism and Communication
  • School of Law
  • School of Music and Dance
UO's official mascot is the Oregon Duck and their sports teams are nicknamed the Ducks. UO is a member of the Pacific-10 Conference and Division I-A of the NCAA. University of Oregon‘s teams have won over 10 NCAA team championships.

Profile of University of Oregon

Students attend University of Oregon in Eugene, OR, a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. University of Oregon degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Oregon is known for its programs in science, media, architecture and planning, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

University of Oregon Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 620.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Oregon is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 20, 332 students at the school .

Student Life

University of Oregon offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Pacific-10 Conference.

University of Oregon Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 513political science, sociology, economics, English, history, international studies, Spanish language, geography, . . .
Education and Teaching790education, teacher ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, educational administration, special ed, early childhood special ed, music teaching, . . .
Business and Management717business, accounting, business management, non-profit management, MIS, international business, finance
Science473biology, physiology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics, geology, biochemistry, marine biology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling422psychology, communication disorders, community psychology, school psychology, Counselling psychology
Media350journalism courses, advertising, public relations, digital communications, mass communication, media studies, journalism
Architecture and Planning216architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, interior architecture, architectural services
Family and Social Work113human services, public administration
Photography and Commercial Art108multimedia, film studies, printmaking, photography
Art Studies101art studies, arts management
Conservation and Resource Management87environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources courses
Music84music performance, music, music theory and composition, jazz, music history and theory, conducting, various music studies, piano
Mathematics75mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Religion and Philosophy64philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Fine Arts57art history and criticism, painting, textile arts, sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry
Computer Science and Engineering38computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts30drama, dance
Medical Support and Technology21speech pathology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6exercise science

Contact: University of Oregon

University of Oregon

110 Johnson Hall

Eugene, OR 97403

General Phone: (541) 346-3014


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