76%

Acceptance Rate

$5,432

Avg.Financial Aid

003219

FAFSA Code

About Southern Oregon University (SOU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

6,278

Website

www.sou.edu

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NWCCU

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

1250 Siskiyou Blvd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5415527672
Fax: 5415526329
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. Usually, the rankings of colleges/universities by Forbes and US News are considered trustworthy by applicants and experts. However, Southern Oregon University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications. Generally, the ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

76%

SAT Range

920 - 1150

ACT Range

19 - 25

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to Southern Oregon University is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. Southern Oregon University has 4 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $60, as part of the admission process at SOU. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 980-1200 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 18 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Southern Oregon University is 21. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon 97520. To gather more information, they can call them at (541) 552-7672.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$10,240

Average Annual Cost

$7,740

Books And Supplies

$999

Other Fees

$1,875

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,199

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,697

Total One Year Cost

$27,510

Before applying to SOU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $34,720. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

26:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

69%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Academic Calendar

Quarter

Research Funding per Student

$186

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

149 Graduates

Psychology, General

95 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

81 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

59 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

47 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

39 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

34 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

32 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

31 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

28 Graduates

Biology, General

27 Graduates

History

23 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

22 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

22 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

21 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

20 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

19 Graduates

Political Science and Government

18 Graduates

Chemistry

13 Graduates

Mathematics

12 Graduates

Anthropology

10 Graduates

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and...

10 Graduates

Music

10 Graduates

Sociology and Anthropology

9 Graduates

Sociology

6 Graduates

Economics

5 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

4 Graduates

International/Global Studies

3 Graduates

Physics

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

5,362

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

32%

Full-time

63%

Part-time

37%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

62% White

11% Unknown

2% Black

12% Hispanic

7% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

3%

Unknown Location

44%

Out Of State

53%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$54,749 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

17%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,479/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,751/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,751/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Red Tailed Hawk

School Colors

red and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Frontier Conference

Total Male Athletes

234

Total Female Athletes

134

Intramural Sports

6

Sports Club

6

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Soccer

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Wrestling

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by SOU. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $14,589 per year. The average meal plan at SOU costs around $5,751 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 38% male and 62% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$29,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$39,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$15,801

$25,250

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$164 - 262

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

72%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,432

Students Receiving Federal Grants

33%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,620

Students Receiving State Aid

17%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,021

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

61%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,313

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$10,052

$30K - $48K

$7,978

$48K - $75K

$5,583

$75K - $110K

$2,687

> $110K

$2,163

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$274,373

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$944,184

The financial aid department of Southern Oregon University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,267, whereas the financial aid is $3,102. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,379, while the institutional aid is $3,102. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at SOU based on students' financial needs add up to $274,373 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $944,184.

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