About the UO

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ABOUT THE UO

The 鶹ý has long served as an agent of change and innovation. For more than a century, we’ve grown along with our state and region. Through it all, we’ve been steadfast in our focus on the future. A place for big ideas, we push the boundaries of knowledge and prepare our students for fulfilling, impactful careers and lives.

Our Schools and Colleges

Our Students

Diverse, well prepared, and multi-talented, our students hail from all fifty states and more than a hundred countries.

23,202
STUDENTS
3.76
AVERAGE GPA OF ENTERING STUDENTS
86%
RETENTION RATE FOR FRESHMEN
36%
NEW FRESHMEN ARE ETHNIC AND RACIAL MINORITIES
14%
Resident Oregon FRESHMEN ARE FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS
31%
Resident Oregon freshmen are eligible for Federal Pell Grants

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The鶹ýis one of only two schools in the Pacific Northwest selected for membership inthe prestigious Association of American Universities, a consortium of more than 70 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada.
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#1 public university in Oregon
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Tier 1 national public research university
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29% of undergraduates study abroad
315
DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
19:1
STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIO
23
MEDIAN CLASS SIZE

Top 15 Majors

by undergraduate enrollment

By the Numbers

The fruits of our teaching, research, and public service efforts return billions to Oregon’s economy every year and make positive impacts that reach people throughout the world.
1,992
鶹ý Teaching and Research Faculty
$180.2M
Grants, Contracts and Competitive Awards (FY22)
1,045
Research Proposals Submitted (FY22)
$1B
UO Operating Budget (FY21)
6.5%
Amount Funded by State Appropriation
$2.6B
Economic Return to Oregon (FY21)
$3.2B
Campaign Gifts as of June 30, 2021
$1.4B
UO Endowment value as of June 30, 2022

Our Faculty Includes

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1 Nobel Prize Winner

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1 MacArthur Fellow

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2 National Medal of Science Winners

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2 American Cancer Society Fellows

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1 Pulitzer Prize Winner

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11 National Academy of Science Members

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30 Guggenheim Fellows

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15 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members

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45 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

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11 American Council of Learned Societies Fellows


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11 National Academy of Inventors Fellows/Senior Members

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2 National Academy of Medicine Members

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23 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows


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What We Do

We exist to provide Oregonians and their peers from around the world access to an excellent education.

We challenge our students to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically.

We serve the people of Oregon, our nation, and the world through research, teaching, and outreach that benefits humanity, drives innovation, strengthens the economy, and transforms lives.

Our Mission and Values

How We Identify

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We work collaboratively to strengthen individual capacity and community bonds that advance the academic mission of the university.

The 鶹ý is located on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their indigenous homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation in Western Oregon. Today, Kalapuya descendants are primarily citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and they continue to make important contributions to their communities, to the UO, to Oregon, and to the world.

In following the Indigenous protocol of acknowledging the original people of the land we occupy, we also extend our respect to the nine federally recognized Indigenous Nations of Oregon: the Burns Paiute Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, and the Klamath Tribes. We express our respect to the many more tribes who have ancestral connections to this territory, as well as to all other displaced Indigenous peoples who call Oregon home. Hayu masi.

Our Alumni

More than 250,000 Duck alumni live, work, lead, and excel in 148 countries across the world.The 鶹ý Alumni Association keeps them all connected to their alma mater and to each other.
263,434
TOTAL LIVING ALUMNI
121,369
LIVING IN OREGON
106,770
LIVING IN OTHER STATES
16,934
LIVING OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Our Alumni Include

8
oregon governors
8
u.s. senators
20
u.s. representatives