University of Oregon Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (29)
University of Oregon is very vibrant, diverse, and dynamic. There are so many ways to get involved on campus. The downfall of the school are the large class sizes - there are classes that can have more than 100 students! However, overall the teaching was great, and there were tons of resources available for students.
The University of Oregon has a place for everyone. Despite it's large, flagship school exterior, the University provides a highly personalized and unique academic and extracurricular experiences. As a Human Physiology major and Art History major, I have glowing reviews. After a brief period attending several other Universities, I was blown away by Oregon's Human Physiology Department resources and hands-on learning opportunities. I had the opportunity to participate in cadaver dissection and many Physiology experiments. The Department also offers countless relevant and creative classes such as Physiology of Exercise; Tissue Injury and Repair; Science of Sleep; Physiology of Obesity and more. Additionally, the Art History department was spectacular. I had professors that continually exceeded my expectations and ended up being the reason I chose to minor in Art History. Beyond academics, the University of Oregon campus is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever visited. The student culture is active, inclusive, and focused on promoting ways of achieving balance and wellness as a busy student.
University of Oregon is a school that promotes diversity which is something I appreciated having while attending for my undergraduate degree, I feel this truly enriched my undergraduate experience. The school offer a wide array of classes for many varying degrees, and I found the quality of instructors to be far superior than what I would've expected. Additionally I found the ease of using the various online systems to be an added bonus, coming from someone who is not technologically savvy!
The University of Oregon allows one to delve into their learning. The resources and library are expansive and incredible. I have always, on a personal level, loved the cultural convergence that one gets to experience at the university. You get to meet people from all over the world who can share their experiences and the qualities of their home with you. The teachers are very knowledgeable, and were easy to approach for me. They are very invested in your education and your future. The campus itself is large and beautiful, especially in the spring time. There are many places to study, both individually and as a group. I spent much of my time in the Knight Library, finding new places to study. I also enjoyed all the different activities, lectures, and presentations that occur on a regular basis on campus. I would recommend the University of Oregon to anyone who would love the cultural environment, and the beautiful nature that surrounds the campus.
If you are looking for a smaller school setting this is not a school for you. The women's and gender studies department provided a smaller school experience. The campus is beautifully situated in the Pacific Northwest. The school does have a large focus on athletics which can be positive or negative depending on your interests.
If I could go back and do it all over again, I would still choose the University of Oregon. The college campus atmosphere is amazing. The school spirit and football games in Autzen stadium are unlike anything you'll ever experience. Eugene welcomes everyone and people are accepted for their uniqueness and originality. The people of Oregon and genuine and kind. No matter your religion, views, interests, or hobbies, you will find a people that you connect with. The human physiology department at the University of Oregon is phenomenal. The anatomy and physiology courses are taught by instructors that convey their enthusiasm for the human body and for teaching their students. I became more passionate about the anatomy and physiology of the human body due to the excitement they brought to the classroom each day. They have carefully created their own teaching philosophy by creating ways to interact with and engage students so that we truly learn and know the material. They utilize teaching techniques, Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs), teaching assistance, and clicker questions strategically and to the students advantage. We, as students, get back from the courses, the work that we put in. Each class had explicit learning objectives but by giving students plenty of resources, they are able to shape their learning experience into what they want it to be. Because of this, I found these anatomy and physiology courses to be the most rewarding. Tests were designed to challenge students to critically think and apply concepts, while assessing our true knowledge of the human body. These courses challenged me to not only learn the material, but also gain a deeper understanding of the material so that I could apply my knowledge to clinical situations. As a result, I was able to learn more than I ever thought was possible in each term and I am very thankful that we are able to work with real cadaver bodies. By seeing how their enthusiasm shaped my learning experience I am able to apply that in my own life. I saw how teachers who genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge sparked many students drive and willingness to learn. The prerequisite classes (chemistry, biology, physics etc.) needed to take the anatomy and physiology sequence could be improved and are there as building blocks to further you along in your major.
UO has excellent business and journalism programs and is located in Eugene, which is a fun and unique place to life. The college provides many avenues for growth and there are plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities.
I started out as an English Major at the U of O, but it really wasn't for me. The staff was plenty knowledgeable and excited about the material, but I found I lacked interest. At that point I wanted to branch out so I took a class on the Iraq War (I am an OIF veteran) because I wanted to see how the class was taught and received by the students. It was an incredible experience. The class was taught in a strictly matter of fact way, all claims were supported by text, historical evidence, interviews, etc. The class had been taught since the early parts of the war and had evolved every term to incorporate current events. At that point I was hooked and switched my major to History, best decision I ever made. Two classes I think every UO student should take would be Hist 457 (Civil War) and Hist 410 (Iraq War), as they provide so much insight. Overall, i thoroughly enjoyed my experience at UO and would recommend it to anyone. But, if you do attend UO, live off campus housing, my only bad experience was with the housing authority.
Going to the University of Oregon provided me with the guidance, experience, and (most importantly) confidence to go out in the world and make a difference with my career.
It was a good college. Beautiful campus, new and old buildings, lots of athletics, and lots of majors.