Southern Oregon University (SOU)

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SOU can be found in Ashland, OR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 7,100 students enrolled per year at Southern Oregon University.

Many students at this school scored in the range of 1340 (25th percentile) to 1670 (75th percentile) on the SAT. We were able to estimate the SOU average GPA (2.98 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 73% of all those who apply are accepted to Southern Oregon University, from which 35 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SOU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Oregon University was reported as 73.0% in Fall 2012 with over 2,620 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SOU SAT Scores: 1340 - 1670
  • SOU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Oregon University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Southern Oregon University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southern Oregon University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 88.8%
  • 2009-2010: 78.2%
  • 2010-2011: 59.5%
  • 2011-2012: 74.6%
  • 2012-2013: 73.0%
  • Projected SOU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.9%

How Does SOU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Oregon University is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Oregon Institute of Technology71.4%
Simpson University55.5%
Humboldt State University80.2%
Western Oregon University88.2%
Corban University34.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SOU (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 570
Math460 - 560
Writing430 - 540
Total Score1340 - 1670
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