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Your chances of getting into University of Oregon

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for University of Oregon
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UO is 93%.  Its admission rate is the 19th lowest in Oregon.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UO and can you get accepted?

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, 29,483 out of the 31,558 who applied were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 40 percent on standardized admission tests. University of Oregon typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.73. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Oregon you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.73 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1190 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by University of Oregon.

UO SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

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 is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "neither required nor recommended".

Students who get into University of Oregon score in the top 43 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1090-1290 and the average score is 1190.  UO ranks #6 in the state of Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. You should target scoring 1190 or above to be competitive with most other applicants.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1190, you have around a 93% chance of being admitted. A 1190 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 96% chance of getting in.

University of Oregon admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1290 and Above Good >96%
1190 to 1290 Avg + 93%-96%
1090 to 1190 Avg - 87%-93%
990 to 1090 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 990 Low <79%
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UO ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

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?

University of Oregon is test optional. Students are not required to submit ACT scores with their application. The policy on ACT scores is "neither required nor recommended".

UO regularly accepts students who score 22 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 37 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 22-29.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 >97%
25 to 29 Avg + 93%-97%
22 to 25 Avg - 88%-93%
19 to 22 Reach 82%-88%
Less than 19 Low <82%
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GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


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

You are required to have 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 3.73 on the 4.0 scale. This indicates that primarily A- average high school 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 3.73 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UO accepts 93% of all applicants.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.7 GPA range.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Oregon students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 28.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 3.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022


Admission Statistics

University of Oregon admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,566 12,992 31,558
Accepted 17,554 11,929 29,483
Acceptance Rate 95% 92% 93%
Enrolled 2,660 1,929 4,589
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 Neither required nor recommended
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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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


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?

93% 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.