Western Oregon University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
Western Oregon University is the best public in-state school in Oregon. It has the best location, the best value, and best educational diversity. It is close to Salem and Portland, but far enough away to not be a distraction. The town is quiet and the campus is small enough for the sense of community. I loved my education and the process to receive my degree.
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a liberal arts college located in the Willamette Valley. The first thing I noticed about WOU that set it apart from other universities was the diversity of students and accessibility for disabled individuals. The campus houses the Regional Center on Deafness, and more students study American Sign Language (ASL) than Spanish. WOU also has a very strong and active LGBTQ community, as well as several other all-inclusive groups. The College of Education is one of the primary departments at WOU and a new building was recently erected. New and exciting things are always happening within the College of Education! Overall, I always felt safe and supported while attending Western Oregon University. I would certainly recommend WOU to any prospective student, especially those looking for ASL programs or an extremely supportive campus.
Western Oregon University is a place you can grow. There are so many leadership opportunities and you are not a number on the campus. Teachers are able to mentor you and help you understand what your goals and mission is for yourself and how to achieve them.
The work experience required was the most useful part of college
Great small school setting, that allows students to focus on their classes. Small campus setting allows each class to be within walking distance from dorms and off campus housing. WOU offers many student resources for off campus adventures, on campus wellness, and academic assistance.