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Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is a public liberal arts college located in Monmouth, Oregon. It was originally established in 1856 by Oregon pioneers as Monmouth University. The university was given its present name in 1997. WOU offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
WOU is home to the Jensen Arctic Museum. The campus also houses a wide variety of student clubs and organizations. It hosts honor societies like Phi Alpha Deltathe, Phi Alpha Theta and Sigma Tau Delta as well.

Profile of Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is in Monmouth, OR. Monmouth is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a public institution. Western Oregon University issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Master's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include education and teaching.

Western Oregon University Selectivity

Not all applicants to Western Oregon University are accepted. Just 50% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at the school. The top quarter of students at Western Oregon University scored at least 530 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 430 to 530 in 2007.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 5, 032 students study at Western Oregon University .

Student Life

Part-time study is common at the school. Western Oregon University makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in Great Northwest Athletic Conference athletics.

Western Oregon University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching610teacher ed, secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, health teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, early childhood education, . . .
Liberal Arts242interdisciplinary studies, social services, sign language translation, English, history, speech and rhetoric, Spanish language, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management117business
Therapy and Counselling68psychology
Security and Law Enforcement60corrections administration, fire services administration
Science29biology, chemistry, geology, biological and physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering14information science, computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13vocational Counselling
Art Studies12art studies, visual and performing arts
Mathematics11mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts8drama, dance
Music5music, various music studies
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Contact: Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University

345 N Monmouth Ave

Monmouth, OR 97361-1394

General Phone: (503) 838-8000


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