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Western Oregon University

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345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361, United States

Location info of Western Oregon University

  • Oregon is an excellent place to study. Whether you are looking for a small, intimate campus community or prefer a large research university, among the members of Study Oregon you will find a school that matches your needs.
  • Oregon is known for its beautiful natural environment, clean air, and safe communities. Beautiful forests, magnificent mountains, and scenic ocean beaches are all nearby and provide many recreational activities all year round.

Top Reasons to Study in Western Oregon University

  • Diversity

The WOU campus community values diversity in voices, experiences, ability levels and cultures. We believe that inclusion makes us stronger, and that’s why you’ll find all wide range of student groups, services and supports that ensure everyone feels at home at Western.

  • Safety

Monmouth and Independence are among the top 20 safest cities in Oregon.

  • Small classes
  • Wou’s degree programs make you Career-ready

University details

About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is a public, mid-sized university – committed to changing lives, strengthening communities and transforming our world. Located in Monmouth, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital and about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub.

Career at Western Oregon University

The Center for Professional Pathways was officially established 2022 upon new development and philosophy behind career development and life design as well as the addition of the Study Abroad program.

  • Explore & Choose Careers
  • Internships & Job Search
  • Resume & Cover Letter Reviews
  • Networking
  • Mock Interviews
  • Graduate School Advising

Campus life

WOU’s picturesque campus is located in Monmouth, 20 minutes from the state capital of Salem in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

  • Study Spaces
  • Health and Wellness Center
  • Club Sports
  • Housing
  • Dining
  • Cultural opportunities
  • Clubs and Organizations

Ranking & Accreditation of Western Oregon University

  • Western Oregon University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • #55 Best Regional Universities West U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • #26 Top Public Schools U.S. News & World Report, 2022

Student Accommodation at Western Oregon University

  • Housing: $5,737
  • Dining: $3,772
  • Other: $7,053

Programs at Western Oregon University


  1. American Sign Language Studies
  2. Biology Teacher Education
  3. Chemistry Teacher Education
  4. Education Studies (Non-Licensure)
  5. Education, Early Childhood Studies (Non-Licensure)
  6. Education, Early Childhood/Elementary Teaching Preparation
  7. Education, Elementary/Middle Level Teaching Preparation
  8. Education, High School Teaching Preparation
  9. Education, Middle Level/High School Teaching Preparation
  10. Exercise Science
  11. German Teacher Education
  12. Integrated Science Teacher Education
  13. Interpreting Studies: Theory
  14. Language Arts Teacher Education
  15. Mathematics Teacher Education
  16. Physical Education Teacher Education
  17. Professional Studies in the Deaf Community
  18. Public Health
  19. School Health Teacher Education
  20. Social Science Teacher Education
  21. Spanish Teacher Education
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  1. Accounting
  2. Aquarium Science
  3. Art
  4. Art & Design
  5. Biology
  6. Business
  7. Chemistry
  8. Communication Studies
  9. Computer Science
  10. Computer Science & Mathematics
  11. Creative Production
  12. Criminal Justice
  13. Cybercrime, Investigation and Enforcement
  14. Dance
  15. Data Analytics
  16. Earth and Environmental Science
  17. Economics
  18. Economics & Mathematics
  19. English Studies
  20. Gerontology: Aging and Older Adulthood
  21. History
  22. Humanities
  23. Information Systems
  24. International Studies
  25. Mathematics
  26. Music
  27. Political Science
  28. Psychology
  29. Public Policy and Administration
  30. Social Science
  31. Sociology
  32. Spanish
  33. Sustainability
  34. The Arts
  35. Theatre
  36. Theatre Arts
  37. Visual Communication Design


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