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Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR
#79

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Often referred to as the “public liberal arts university of the West,” SOU was founded in 1926 and resides on 175 urban acres in Ashland, Oregon. The university embraces creativity, innovation and the idea of “doing things differently,” a spirit that can be found in SOU’s professors and students. Popular majors include business, visual and performing arts, education, psychology and social sciences.

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Quick Facts


1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520

2013-2014 Tuition

$20,238 Tuition and Fees

Students

5302 undergraduate students
43% male / 57% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
92.5% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1926

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, certificate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Mathematics Teacher Education, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, English Language and Literature, General, Rhetoric and Composition, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, International/Global Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Chemistry, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Forensic Science and Technology, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, American Indian/Native American Studies, Women's Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Army JROTC/ROTC, Environmental Studies, International/Global Studies, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Anthropology, Economics, General, Sociology, American Indian/Native American Studies, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,302
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,524
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 613
Percent of male undergraduates: 43%
Percent of female undergraduates: 57%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: basketball, cross country, football, track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 4 2 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 1 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 12 5 9
Motor vehicle theft 3 0 1
Arson 3 3 3
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 2 5
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 10 4 7
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 3 3 3
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 1 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 1 3
Drug law violations 33 42 64
Liquor law violations 61 39 63
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 19 27 32
Liquor law violations 23 23 47
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.