The University of Oregon (UO) is a world-class teaching and research university with more than 25 research centers and 300 academic programs across liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. Hands-on opportunities are a big part of learning at UO, with many students deepening their knowledge and skill sets through serving the community.
- College Type: Public
- Program Type: 4-Year University
- College Size: Large (over 5,000 students)
- Campus Setting: Urban
Research is also a focal point of the university, which was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for very high research activity. The university’s basic and applied research focused in four strategic areas, named sustainable futures; developing cells, minds & healthy communities; identities, cultures & connections; and tools and technologies for tomorrow.
UO is located in the vibrant college town of Eugene, which offers plenty to do on and off campus. Across the 300-acre campus, you’ll find students participating in their choice of 250 different student groups, from outdoor adventures to music groups. The university also has several student-run media programs. Throughout the year, there are fun activities taking place, including a street fair that spans the campus.
The university is a member of the Division I Football Bowl (part of NCAA) and the Pacific 12 Conference. They have earned 21 NCAA championships. Sports teams include football, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, track and field, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s volleyball, and acrobatics & tumbling. The school also has rowing, rugby, soccer, and water polo club teams.