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Western Oregon State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1856
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 4,183
Environment: Rural
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

345 N. Monmouth Avenue
Monmouth, OR 97361-1394

Website

http://www.wou.edu

Admissions E-mail

wolfgram@wou.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Rob Findtner
Admissions office telephone: (503) 838-8211
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.wou.edu/studentaffairs/admissions/apply/ Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $35 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 14 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: September 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: September 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 88%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 88%
Total applicants: 1,910
Total acceptances: 1,684
Total freshman enrollment: 791
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 754
Male acceptances: 650
Male freshman enrollment: 285
 
Female applicants: 1,156
Female acceptances: 1,034
Female freshman enrollment: 506
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 13%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 13%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 36%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 73%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 85%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 90%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 420 – 530
Math: 430 – 530
Combined: 850 – 1060

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.9% 0.6%
600-699 7.9% 8.4%
500-599 30.2% 31.5%
400-499 46.6% 46.0%
300-399 13.2% 12.8%
200-299 1.2% 0.7%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 16%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 26
Math: 16 – 19
Composite: 17 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.6% 0.8% 1.6%
24-29 18.9% 17.2% 24.2%
18-23 51.2% 47.7% 37.5%
12-17 27.6% 27.3% 35.9%
6-11 0.7% 7.0% 0.8%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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