UO Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Oregon
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into UO and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 20,404 out of 24,474 applicants were admitted making University of Oregon an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent. University of Oregon typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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UO SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT68%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|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 requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1290 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1185 to 1290||Avg +||83%-89%|
|1080 to 1185||Avg -||74%-83%|
|975 to 1080||Reach||63%-74%|
|Less than 975||Low||<63%|
UO ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT46%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Oregon.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>89%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||83%-89%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||74%-83%|
|19 to 22||Reach||63%-74%|
|Less than 19||Low||<63%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Oregon. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Oregon was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UO accepts 83% of all applicants.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||22%||20%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Oregon and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
68% of students submit their SAT scores to UO. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
83% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1290. 68% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.