Chances of getting into University of Oregon

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Oregon
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UO and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 16,824 out of 20,317 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 34 percent. University of Oregon typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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UO SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for University of Oregon
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for University of Oregon
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1240

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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 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Oregon admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >89%
1240 to 1330 Avg + 83%-89%
1150 to 1240 Avg - 74%-83%
1060 to 1150 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 1060 Low <63%
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UO ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
51%
ACT Scores for University of Oregon
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Oregon
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 #5 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Oregon.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Oregon admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Oregon students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 30% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 25% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

64% of University of Oregon freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Oregon students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

University of Oregon admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,497 8,820 20,317
Accepted 9,800 7,024 16,824
Acceptance Rate 85% 80% 83%
Enrolled 2,198 1,740 3,938
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 23%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Oregon and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Oregon Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

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.