Western Oregon University (Western Oregon State College)

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Western Oregon University can be found in Monmouth, OR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 5,400 students enrolled each year at Western Oregon State College.

The majority of students admitted to Western Oregon State College earned an SAT score between 960 to 1160, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 17 to 23. We were able to estimate the Western Oregon State College average GPA (2.80 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Western Oregon State College admits approximately 80% of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 30% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wou.edu.

Overall Western Oregon State College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Western Oregon University was reported as 84.6% in Fall 2020 with over 3,070 college applications submitted to Western Oregon University. 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

  • Western Oregon State College ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • Western Oregon State College Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Western Oregon University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Western 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Western Oregon University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.8%
  • 2017-2018: 80.6%
  • 2018-2019: 84.5%
  • 2019-2020: 84.6%
  • Projected Western Oregon State College Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 78.4%

How Does Western Oregon State College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Western Oregon University is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Willamette University77.9%
Corban University85.1%
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus81.7%
George Fox University82.4%
Pacific University86.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Western Oregon State College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 590
Math480 - 570
Total Score960 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 23
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