Eastern Oregon University: Narrative Description

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1 University Blvd.
La Grande, OR 97850-2899
Tel: (541)962-3672; 800-452-3393; Admissions: (541)962-3393; Fax: (541)962-3418; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.eou.edu/

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Oregon University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1929. Setting: 121-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.7 million. Research spending 2002-03: $223,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $4611 per student. Total enrollment: 3,287. Faculty: 114 (93 full-time, 21 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 714 applied, 99% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 1,945 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,096 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 25 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 37% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 68% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 9/24, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4257 full-time, $95 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4257 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1260 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $6100. College room only: $3250. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 57 open to all. Most popular organizations: Outdoor Club, Island Magic, student radio station, intramurals, student government. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Symposium, Fall Honors Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 548 college housing spaces available; 382 were occupied in 2002-03. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Pierce Library plus 1 other with 329,942 books, 205,724 microform titles, 998 serials, 35,556 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.1 million. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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