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About University of Oregon
Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, ideally situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching. We’re a member of the Association of American Universities, meaning we’re one of the top 62 research universities in the nation. With nine schools and colleges—and more than 300 academic programs—we offer more than 3,000 undergraduate classes that will challenge you to think critically, creatively, and globally.
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.
We value the passions, aspirations, individuality, and success of the students, faculty, and staff who work and learn here.
We value academic freedom, creative expression, and intellectual discourse.
We value our diversity and seek to foster equity and inclusion in a welcoming, safe, and respectful community.
We value the unique geography, history and culture of Oregon that shapes our identity and spirit.
We value our shared charge to steward resources sustainably and responsibly.
Diversity at University of Oregon
- 34% Students of Color
- 13% Hispanic
- 6% Asian
- 3% Black
- 8% International students
Top Majors at University of Oregon
At the University of Oregon, you’ll be welcomed into a community of scholars who embrace new ideas and the differences among us. You’ll find that many of our 240 academic programs are ranked among the best in the world, with several among the top 10 in the nation. As part of a Tier 1 Research Institution, you will gain valuable hands-on experience that will make you more competitive for your career. With over 250 student clubs, you’ll build your community of friends, explore new activities and add new experiences to your life. You’ll make strong connections in the true college town of Eugene. You’ll discover that “green” is in our DNA—you’ll study and live among true environmental leaders and be inspired to take action yourself.