WOU is nationally recognized for its academic excellence and focus on student success. Our innovative programs such as the Tuition Choice, Textbook Rental Program, and Student Enrichment Program make the university a national leader in student learning and affordability. WOU is ranked highest in the Pacific Northwest and 85th in nation for economic value and employability of its graduates.
From our award-winning College of Education, to our outstanding programs in the arts, to our emphasis on undergraduate research in the natural and social sciences, WOU’s curriculum offers a challenging learning experience that extends well beyond the traditional classroom. WOU’s faculty members across disciplines support the stellar educational environment on campus.
A personalized education is our faculty’s first priority. The average class size of 15 students provides a unique, high-quality learning environment. The university offers the technology, the resources, the opportunities, and the people to help students propel themselves into their future.
Building on our history of being the first public university in the west, WOU is focused on a sustainable tomorrow. The Ackerman Residence Hall is considered one of the top 10 greenest residence halls in the world, and the Woodcock Education Center, which opened in summer 2016, complements the Health and Wellness Center creating a modern and vibrant academic and student core.
At WOU, you can be involved in a wide spectrum of student activities, including cultural events, service learning and internship programs, and the performing arts. WOU is home to Oregon's only public university NCAA Division II athletic program. Many students quickly discover that establishing connections with professors and campus staff occurs naturally since courses are taught by faculty. These connections open the doors to graduate school and careers.
Alongside reduced WUE tuition, the Western Tuition Choice is our innovative commitment to help students more effectively afford the cost of attending and graduating from WOU. More information on the how the Tuition choice saves students money and supports their success at WOU can be found at wou.edu/choice.
Located in the city of Monmouth, just twenty minutes west of Salem and an hour from the Oregon coast and Portland, makes it easy to experience the best of what Oregon has to offer. If you want to pursue your college goals in a small campus environment with world class faculty and resources, WOU is the ideal place for you.
This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.
The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:
|Program Name||Degree Type(s)|
|American Sign Language (ASL) Studies||BA|
|American Sign Language/English Interpreting||BA, BS|
|Art - B.F.A. Option||BA|
|Chemistry - Forensic Chemistry Option||BA, BS|
|Chemistry, General||BA, BS|
|Chemistry/Physics: Natural Science||BA, BS|
|Chemistry: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology||BA, BS|
|Communication Studies||BA, BS|
|Community Health Education||BA, BS|
|Computer Science||BA, BS|
|Computer Science/Mathematics||BA, BS|
|Contemporary Music: Jazz||BA|
|Contemporary Music: Popular Music||BA|
|Criminal Justice||BA, BS||Does Not Accept WUE Transfers|
|Design and Visual Communications, General||BA, BS|
|Earth Science||BA, BS|
|Education: Multiple Teaching Authorizations||BA, BS|
|English - Linguistics||BA|
|English - Literature||BA|
|English/Language Arts Teacher Education||BA|
|Environmental Chemistry||BA, BS|
|Exercise Science||BA, BS|
|German Language Teacher Education||BA|
|Honors Program||BA, BS|
|Information Systems||BS||Does Not Accept WUE Transfers|
|Interdisciplinary Studies||BA, BS|
|Mathematics Teacher Education||BA, BS|
|Music - Contemporary/Music Theater||BA, BS|
|Musical Theatre||BA, BS|
|Philosophy||BA, BS||Does Not Accept WUE Transfers|
|Physical Education-Teacher Education||BA, BS|
|Political Science||BA, BS|
|Pre-Dentistry Studies||BA, BS|
|Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies||BA, BS|
|Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies||BA, BS|
|Pre-Optometry Studies||BA, BS|
|Pre-Pharmacy Studies||BA, BS|
|Pre-Physical Therapy Studies||BA, BS|
|Pre-Physician Assistant||BA, BS|
|Pre-Professional/Interdisciplinary Studies||CERT, BA, BS|
|Pre-Veterinary Studies||BA, BS|
|Public Policy and Administration||BA, BS|
|School Health Education||BA, BS|
|Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education||BA, BS|
|Social Science||BA, BS|
|Social Studies Teacher Education||BA, BS|
|Spanish Language Teacher Education||BA|
|Teacher Education: Early Childhood||BA, BS|
|Teacher Education: Elementary||BA, BS|
|Teacher Education: Multiple Levels||BA, BS|
|Teacher Education: Secondary||BA, BS|
|The Arts||BA, BS|
|Theatre Arts||BA, BS|
|Theatre Arts - B.F.A.||BS|
All undergraduate academic programs, including Exploratory (undecided), at WOU are available under the WUE Scholars Program. Students from participating WUE states and U.S. Territories simply apply for freshman or transfer admission to receive consideration for the WUE Scholars Program.
Incoming freshmen (high school seniors) must meet the following academic requirements: minimum preferred 3.00 grade point average and satisfactorily complete 15 subject requirements with a C- or better. All freshmen are required to provide one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor. Class rank may also be consideration for admission.
WOU is a test optional institution regarding ACT or SAT Reasoning Exam scores. Students who meet WOU's minimum requirements are not required to provide standardized scores for admission purposes. ACT or SAT scores are utilized for athletic eligibility, honors program consideration, and the Presidential Scholarship.
Applicants with a cumulative grade point average between 2.75 to 2.99 may be eligible for the WUE Scholars Program based upon ACT or SAT Reasoning Exam scores. The Director of Admissions also has authority to make exceptions on a case by case basis regarding applicants with academic challenges.
Please contact the WOU Office of Admissions if you wish to receive consideration for admission and the WUE Scholars Program as a home-schooled student or GED recipient.
College transfer students must meet the specific academic requirements: minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average on 36 or more transferable, college-level quarter hours (24 semester hours). Transfer applicants are required to have a writing course beginning with Writing 121 (or the equivalent) with a grade of C- or better; and college algebra or above with a grade of C- or better, or the equivalent of Math 105.
Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at all prior institutions attended. Applicants who are not eligible to return to a prior institution due to discipline/conduct issues are not eligible for admission to WOU.Contact Information