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Academics
Undergraduate degree Bachelor of Arts
Number of majors 29
Academic calendar Two 15-week semesters and summer session 
Faculty-student ratio 1 to 12
Average class size 19
(88% of classes have 29 or fewer students)
Faculty
Full-time faculty                         155
(96% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or highest degree in field)
Full-time female faculty 80
Graduate assistants  0
National Recognition
  • #20 Top 25 Best Western Colleges—Forbes Magazine 2014
  • #5 “Coolest Schools”—Sierra Magazine 2014
  • #15 in best undergraduate teaching at liberal arts colleges—U.S. News & World Report 2012
  • #35 in best undergraduate education at liberal arts colleges (per high school counselors)—U.S. News & World Report 2013
  • Top 31 in overseas study programs—U.S. News & World Report 2014
  • #21 in the nation for liberal arts colleges based on contribution to the public good—Washington Monthly 2013
  • One of only 24 schools in nation to make Green Rating Honor Roll—Princeton Review 2015
  • Top 10 baccalaureate institutions for semester- and year-long overseas programs. —Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State 2013
Location
  • Campus on 137 acres in a wooded, residential area six miles from downtown Portland, Oregon (metropolitan area population 2 million)
  • Pacific Ocean 80 miles to the west
  • Mount Hood and the Cascade Mountains 50 miles to the east
Enrollment: Fall 2013
  • College of Arts and Sciences: 1,985 (visiting/non-degree students: 141)
  • Graduate School of Education and Counseling: 758
  • School of Law: 685
Geographic Distribution: Fall 2013 (College of Arts and Sciences)

California: 29% Oregon: 21% International students (including dual citizens): 9% Mountain states: 9% Northeast: 8% Washington: 8% Midwest: 7% Southwest: 5% Alaska and Hawaii: 3% Southeast: 2% U.S. students abroad: 1%

Countries represented: 78

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Student Honors, 1999-2014

Fulbright Scholarships (65), Gates Cambridge Scholarship (1), Goldwater Scholarships (21), Hertz Foundation Fellowship (1), Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship (1), Madison Fellowship (1), Mellon Fellowship (1), National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (23), NCAA Post-graduate Scholarships (2), Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow (1), Rhodes Scholarship (1), Truman Scholarships (9), Udall Scholarships (6)

First-Year Class Profile 2014-2015: Class of 2018
  • 6,286 students applied
  • 550 students enrolled*
  • 77% from public high schools, 23% private
  • 78% in top quarter of graduating class
  • 24% US students of color

Ranges for middle 50% of class:

  • GPA 3.6-4.2
  • SAT 1820-2030
  • SAT 1190-1350 (CR+M only)
  • ACT 27-31

* In addition, approximately 60 transfer students enroll each year.

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