University of Oregon

University of Oregon

Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, ideally situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching. We’re a member of the Association of American Universities, meaning we’re one of the top 62 research universities in the nation. With nine schools and colleges—and more than 300 academic programs—we offer more than 3,000 undergraduate classes that will challenge you to think critically, creatively, and globally.

Why the UO?

The reasons to choose the University of Oregon are as varied as our students’ imaginations and ambitions.
 
Exceptional education.
The UO’s academic rigor and advancement of scholarly research draw extraordinary students and faculty members. We have top-flight labs and classrooms, and an average student-to-teacher ratio of 17:1.
 
Commitment to environmental sustainability.
A longtime pioneer in efforts to preserve the environment, the UO leads the way in sustainable technology, design, and action. Our architecture program ranks best in the nation for sustainable design, and our Sustainable Cities Initiative gives students real-life experience with urban planners across Oregon.
 
Classic college town—with a twist.
Eugene is progressive, welcoming, and home to flocks of Duck fans. We are outdoor adventurers, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, artists, and free thinkers of all stripes, united by a common desire to keep Eugene uncommon.
 
Global perspective.
While the world gets smaller every day, the UO’s presence in it keeps growing. Ducks hail from every part of the planet and travel the world studying, interning, and volunteering. We welcome more than 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries, and 25 percent of our undergraduates study abroad.
 
Community of individuals.
At the UO, we believe that diversity in background, thought, and belief benefits every single member of the university community. Committed to access, we are a top 20 public university for graduating underrepresented students, and 73 percent of our undergraduates receive some form of scholarships or financial aid.
 
Launch pad for success.
When Ducks leave the nest, they soar—thanks to the skills, knowledge, and real-world career preparation they acquire at the UO. Within one year of graduation, 94 percent of our graduates are employed, or enrolled in an educational program.

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