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#1 Best Public Universities in Oregon

UO Admission Requirements

Eugene, Oregon

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Chances of getting into University of Oregon

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
84%
Admission Difficulty for University of Oregon
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UO and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UO is 84%.  It ranks #11 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Oregon is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 23,906 out of 28,525 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent (SAT 1090/1290 ACT 22/29). University of Oregon typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.68. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Oregon. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 68% of students submitted SAT scores and 46% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

UO SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1090-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT 
68%
SAT Scores for University of Oregon
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of Oregon
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Oregon?

University of Oregon typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 990. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. UO ranks #4 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Oregon admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1290 and Above Good >91%
1190 to 1290 Avg + 84%-91%
1090 to 1190 Avg - 73%-84%
990 to 1090 Reach 59%-73%
Less than 990 Low <59%
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UO ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
46%
ACT Scores for University of Oregon
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Oregon
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UO?

Admission data indicates that UO regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Oregon.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Oregon admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >92%
25 to 29 Avg + 84%-92%
22 to 25 Avg - 75%-84%
19 to 22 Reach 64%-75%
Less than 19 Low <64%
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UO GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.68
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Oregon?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UO. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Oregon was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.68 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UO accepts 84% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of Oregon admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,277 12,248 28,525
Accepted 13,966 9,940 23,906
Acceptance Rate 86% 81% 84%
Enrolled 2,263 1,657 3,920
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Oregon is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Oregon and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Oregon Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Oregon
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209551 IPEDS survey data for University of Oregon.

FAQs

Does University of Oregon prefer SAT or ACT?

68% of students submit their SAT scores to UO. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Oregon?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to UO. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Oregon?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1290. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Oregon?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.