University of Oregon (UO)

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University of Oregon can be found in Eugene, OR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UO enrolls approximately twenty four thousand students per year.

The majority of students admitted to UO got an SAT score in the range of 990 - 1220, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 22 - 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UO average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.45. 74% of all students that apply are accepted to University of Oregon, from which 26% choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UO acceptance rate 2015 will be around 76%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UO Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Oregon was reported as 74.2% in Fall 2012 with over 21,300 college applications submitted to University of Oregon. 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

  • UO ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • UO Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Oregon?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Oregon, 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 University of Oregon has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 85.3%
  • 2009-2010: 79.7%
  • 2010-2011: 78.8%
  • 2011-2012: 73.0%
  • 2012-2013: 74.2%
  • Projected UO Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 76.1%

How Does UO Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UO is thirty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Oregon State University78.9%
Portland State University61.2%
Central Washington University82.2%
University of Washington-Seattle Campus55.2%
California State University-Chico71.6%

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 UO (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math22 - 27
Composite Score22 - 27
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