Located in Monmouth, Oregon, Western Oregon (WOU) is a comprehensive public liberal arts institution, committed to changing lives, strengthening communities and transforming our world. WOU is the oldest institution in the Oregon University system and has continued to adapt and transform itself to respond to the needs of society and our changing world. From its origins as a normal school, much like Roehampton, WOU grew to become a nationally recognized leader in teacher preparation. In the seventies, WOU expanded its offerings with broad-based liberal education programs. Since then, the university has continued to emerge as a leading comprehensive public liberal arts institution, with approximately two-thirds of its students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the rest in the College of Education.
As a public-serving institution dedicated to strengthening our region and Oregon, WOU is home to the nationally-renowned Teaching Research Institute, the Regional Resource Center on Deafness and the Rainbow Dance Theatre. In addition to teaching excellence, WOU’s faculty members are engaged in wide-ranging scholarship as well as community-based projects, including many faculty-student collaborations. The student body of about 6,200 undergraduates and 400 graduates enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community comparable to the environment in a small liberal arts college.
WOU is set on a picturesque, award-winning campus that blends welcoming traditional features with 21st century convenience, including many multimedia classrooms, extensive wireless web access and a state-of-the-art library. It is 20 minutes from the Oregon state capital, Salem, and a little more than an hour from Portland for city life. It is a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains and other scenic areas and nature lovers and outdoor adventurers can travel in any direction to find their favorite spot, from the ski slopes of Mt. Hood to the Columbia River Gorge for wind-surfing or whale-watching in Depoe Bay. Oregon is in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys all the benefits this brings with it: forests, rivers, mountains and coastline nearby; a commitment to the environment; a relaxed, creative and civic-minded culture; and vibrant arts and music scenes.
Fall quarter: September-December; Winter quarter: January-March; Spring quarter: March-June
||Approximate cost per semester
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||Single room $3229
Lower cost for shared rooms
Housing is guaranteed and information will be sent after admittance.
12-16 credits per quarter at level 3 or 4. One Roehampton semester is equal to two quarters.