Student & Graduate Reviews
Gricelda Harshbarger - 3/27/2018
Graduation Year: 2018
"As an unconventional student, I feel that this school does not cater to working adults. There is severe lack of online courses available for History majors and most courses are only available during the day. This makes it extremely difficult to maintain a job, other than part time, which seriously limits earning potential while attending school. For someone that is striving to avoid student loans and did not receive any financial assistance from their parents, this makes staying out of debt rather difficult. However, the actual History program has been very interesting and the teachers are very well organized. Classes are very reading intensive and focus heavily on papers, which is to be expected in a history course."
Christopher Hatefi - 3/4/2017
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
Oregon Student - 1/8/2016
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."