Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The closest airport is approximately ten miles from campus, from there you can get to campus by taxi or shuttle bus. The train station is approximately two miles from campus; from there you can catch a taxi, bus to campus. The Greyhound bus station is approximately one mile from campus; from there you can catch a taxi or bus to campus. Lane Transit District buses are available throughout the Eugene-Springfield area and are free to students with UO identification.
Driving Instructions to Campus
From the Eugene Airport Follow Highway 99 until it becomes 7th Avenue. Get in the right lane and follow 7th Avenue until it becomes Franklin Boulevard. Get in the right lane and follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and turn left onto 13th Avenue. Turn right onto Columbia Street, and stay left to enter the Columbia parking garage. The Ford Alumni Center is on 13th Avenue, west of the Matthew Knight Arena, and above the Columbia Garage. From Portland and the north From Interstate 5 South, take exit 194B. Take Exit 2 and follow the signs to the UO. Proceed over the Ferry Street Bridge. Ferry Street becomes Broadway, which becomes Franklin Boulevard. Follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and left onto 13th Avenue. Turn right onto Columbia Street, and stay left to enter the Columbia parking garage. The Ford Alumni Center is on 13th Avenue, west of the Matthew Knight Arena, and above the Columbia Garage. From Ashland and the south From Interstate 5 North, take Exit 191. Turn right onto Glenwood Boulevard, then turn left onto Franklin Boulevard. Stay in the left lane and follow Franklin Boulevard through three lights. Look for a "UO Next Left" sign as you drive west on Franklin Boulevard. At the fourth light, turn left onto East 13th Avenue. Turn left onto Columbia Street, and stay left to enter the Columbia parking garage. The Ford Alumni Center is on 13th Avenue, west of the Matthew Knight Arena, and above the Columbia Garage. From the Oregon Coast Take Highway 126 East until it becomes West 11th Avenue. Follow West 11th Avenue to Garfield Street and turn left. Take Garfield to Seventh Avenue and turn right. Get in the right lane and follow 7th Avenue until it becomes Franklin Boulevard. Get in the right lane and follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and left onto 13th Avenue. Turn right onto Columbia Street, and stay left to enter the Columbia parking garage. The Ford Alumni Center is on 13th Avenue, west of the Matthew Knight Arena, and above the Columbia Garage. From Bend and the east Take Highway 126 West through Springfield and into Eugene. Take Exit 2, the Coburg Road exit ramp; keep left at the fork in the ramp. Go straight onto southbound Coburg Road, which becomes the Ferry Street Bridge. Stay in the left lane on the bridge, exiting onto Broadway, which becomes Franklin Boulevard. Follow Franklin Boulevard to Agate Street. Turn right onto Agate and left onto 13th Avenue. Turn right onto Columbia Street, and stay left to enter the Columbia parking garage. The Ford Alumni Center is on 13th Avenue, west of the Matthew Knight Arena, and above the Columbia Garage.
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If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate. This tells you how competitive the school is and how serious their requirements are.
The acceptance rate at University of Oregon is 74%. For every 100 applicants, 74 are admitted.
This means the school is lightly selective. The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. If you meet their requirements, you're almost certain to get an offer of admission. But if you don't meet University of Oregon's requirements, you'll be one of the unlucky few people who gets rejected.
Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.
The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school's average GPA for its current students.
The average GPA at University of Oregon is 3.61.
(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.
With a GPA of 3.61, University of Oregon requires you to be above average in your high school class. You'll need at least a mix of A's and B's, with more A's than B's. You can compensate for a lower GPA with harder classes, like AP or IB classes. This will show that you're able to handle more difficult academics than the average high school student.
If you're currently a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change in time for college applications. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.61, you'll need a higher SAT or ACT score to compensate. This will help you compete effectively against other applicants who have higher GPAs than you.
Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.
You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to University of Oregon. More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.
University of Oregon SAT Requirements
Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school's average score.
Average SAT: 1190 (Old: 1658)
The average SAT score composite at University of Oregon is a 1190 on the 1600 SAT scale.
On the old 2400 SAT, this corresponds to an average SAT score of 1658.
This score makes University of Oregon Competitive for SAT test scores.
University of Oregon SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)
The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1090, and the 75th percentile New SAT score is 1300. In other words, a 1090 on the New SAT places you below average, while a 1300 will move you up to above average.
Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:
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University of Oregon SAT Score Analysis (Old 2400 SAT)
The 25th percentile Old SAT score is 1490, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1830. In other words, a 1490 on the Old SAT places you below average, while a 1830 puts you well above average.
Here's the breakdown of old SAT scores by section:
|Section||Average||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
SAT Score Choice Policy
The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.
University of Oregon has the Score Choice policy of "Highest Section."
This is also known as "superscoring." This means that you can choose which SAT tests you want to send to the school. Of all the scores they receive, your application readers will consider your highest section scores across all SAT test dates you submit.
Click below to learn more about how superscoring critically affects your test strategy.
For example, say you submit the following 3 test scores:
Even though the highest total you scored on any one test date was 1000, University of Oregon will take your highest section score from all your test dates, then combine them to form your Superscore. You can raise your composite score from 1000 to 1400 in this example.
This is important for your testing strategy. Because you can choose which tests to send in, and University of Oregon forms your Superscore, you can take the SAT as many times as you want, then submit only the tests that give you the highest Superscore. Your application readers will only see that one score.
Therefore, if your SAT superscore is currently below a 1090, we strongly recommend that you consider prepping for the SAT and retaking it. You have a very good chance of raising your score, which will significantly boost your chances of getting in.
Even better, because of the Superscore, you can focus all your energy on a single section at a time. If your Reading score is lower than your other sections, prep only for the Reading section, then take the SAT. Then focus on Math for the next test, and so on. This will surely give you the highest Superscore possible.
Download our free guide on the top 5 strategies you must be using to improve your score. This guide was written by Harvard graduates and SAT perfect scorers. If you apply the strategies in this guide, you'll study smarter and make huge score improvements.
University of Oregon ACT Requirements
Just like for the SAT, University of Oregon likely doesn't have a hard ACT cutoff, but if you score too low, your application will get tossed in the trash.
Average ACT: 25
The average ACT score at University of Oregon is 25. This score makes University of Oregon Moderately Competitive for ACT scores.
The 25th percentile ACT score is 22, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 27.
Even though University of Oregon likely says they have no minimum ACT requirement, if you apply with a 22 or below, you'll have a harder time getting in, unless you have something else impressive in your application.
ACT Score Sending Policy
If you're taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.
Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.
This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school's ACT requirement of 22 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you're happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.
ACT Superscore Policy
By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.
We weren't able to find the school's exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to University of Oregon, so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 22.
Download our free guide on the top 5 strategies you must be using to improve your score. This guide was written by Harvard graduates and ACT perfect scorers. If you apply the strategies in this guide, you'll study smarter and make huge score improvements.
SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements
Both the SAT and ACT have a Writing section that includes an essay.
University of Oregon requires you to take the SAT/ACT Writing section. They'll use this as another factor in their admissions consideration.
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.
University of Oregon has indicated that SAT subject tests are required for SOME applicants. Typically this means that applying to certain majors or colleges within the school requires SAT subject tests, and others don't. Read further to see if you'll need to submit SAT subject scores.
Typically, your SAT/ACT and GPA are far more heavily weighed than your SAT Subject Tests. If you have the choice between improving your SAT/ACT score or your SAT Subject Test scores, definitely choose to improve your SAT/ACT score.
Our Expert's Notes
We did more detailed research into this school and found the following information.
SAT IIs are only required if you are homeschooled or go to an unaccredited high school. If you have a GPA of at least 3.0, there is no minimum SAT or ACT score. If your GPA is lower than 3.0, there are minimum SAT/ACT scores you need for admission, which you can view here.