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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Monmouth
Population | 15,432
Enrollment | 3,734
Language | English
Calendar | Quarter
Canada | N/A

Term Dates
Fall | 09/30-12/13
Winter | 01/06-03/21
Spring | 03/31-06/13

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR

WOU is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution -- 22.4% Latinx students.
Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1.
Top majors: education, psychology, business, criminal justice, and exercise sci.

About This Campus

Founded in 1856, WOU is the oldest public institution in Oregon, committed to changing lives, strengthening communities, and transforming our world. WOU liberal arts offers exemplary, personalized undergraduate and graduate programs to students that is meaningful, challenging, and supportive. All classes are taught by professors and the average class size is 13 students. With many academic and student support services available, WOU and NSE students are assured to receive holistic support. WOU student and campus life is vibrant, active, and inclusive. From student clubs and organizations and PACK Welcome Week, to NCAA Division II athletic competitions and art/cultural performances, WOU always has events and activities for the community to attend. Visit https://wou.edu/life-at-wou/ for more information! To learn more about WOU and see how vibrant our community is, be sure to check us out on our WOU Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/westernoregonuniversity

Location Information

Located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon's lush Willamette Valley. With Portland only about an hour to the north, the Pacific Ocean an hour to the west, and Cascade Mountains an hour to the east -- students can enjoy a region rich with opportunities for cultural and recreational entertainment. Nature lovers and outdoor adventurers can travel in any direction to find their favorite spot, from the ski slopes of Mt. Bachelor to the hike travels of Silver Falls.

Helpful Information

A significant percentage of students walk or bike to get campus and around the community. WOLF Ride shuttle service is available for evening transportation within Monmouth and Independence. Local day/evening public transportation within Monmouth and Independence is available 7 days/week on the free Trolley service. Public transportation to nearby Dallas and Salem is limited to M-Sat during the day.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Waitlist
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Education (program).

Pre-Nursing, Pre-Education, Pre-Professional, American Sign Language (ASL), Interpreting Studies.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Exercise Science
  • Biology
  • Sustainability
  • American Sign Language
  • Dance

Unique Academic Programs

  • Gerontology
  • Cybercrime, Investigation, and Enforcement
  • Interpreting Studies

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, American Sign Language, Aquatic Biology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, N/A computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will NOT accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Quarter are current as of 05/13/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $3838.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter
  • Host Payment: 18 ($200 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($200 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $75.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $50.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $162.00 Quarter Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $53.00 Credit Hour Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $99.00 Year Host & Home Optional
Incidental Fee $415.00 Quarter Host Mandatory
Building Fee $45.00 Quarter Host Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Incidental fee includes access to the recreation center (Courtney Health and Wellness Center), WOLF Ride, varsity athletic games, and various student events/activities. NOTE: technology fee is an online course fee: $53.00 per credit.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/13/24

On-Campus Housing Per Quarter Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1200.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Available residence halls for NSE students are Arbor Park, Ackerman Hall, Barnum Hall, and Landers Hall. Arbor Park is optional for meal plan purchase. Ackerman and Landers Halls require a meal plan purchase. Ackerman and Barnum are upperclass and first-year residences. Barnum Hall and Landers Hall is available based on occupancy levels. For more information about housing, including virtual tours and rates, visit: https://wou.edu/housing/basic-housing-information/

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Most students opt for Meal Plan #3 at $1640.00 per term (meals dollars + dining overhead) and, if necessary, deposit additional monies to their meal card plan. Visit the meal plan worksheet to determine the best meal plan for you: https://wou.edu/dining/meal-plan/


Figures per Quarter are current as of 05/13/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $162 Quarter Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Students with a Home Payment are still required to pay the WOU student health fee.


Other Health Related Comments
Documentation by doctor required for disability related accommodations or services. Please contact the Office of Disability Services for information and details.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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