University of Oregon Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (34)
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.
Oregon was perfect for me, even coming from Louisiana. It's a beautiful campus with an incredible and diverse student body. Professors are consistently strong and qualified, and the degree was quite sufficiently challenging. The school opened my eyes to several other interests which I still enjoy years later, such as theatre and women's studies. Exactly what I'd hoped for from a liberal arts university.
The University of Oregon was a very welcoming school with a lot of opportunities to expand upon your schoolwork on the form of extracurriculars and school-wide talks. I enjoyed being a part of Ethos Magazine and Unbound Magazine to get more experience with critiquing articles and learning how a publication works behind the scenes. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Theatre Department and being able to participate in their productions through Costume Design and Dramaturgy.
Being at the University of Oregon was an experience that will have an impact on the rest of my life. The connections I made while I was there have carried into my life, long after I graduated. The alumni network is so strong and walking anywhere where you see an 'O' provides a potential new connection. Waking up on Saturday morning and making the walk to Autzen Stadium is something that must be experienced in person, to really feel the passion that the entire STATE has for the school and the beloved Ducks. Go Ducks.
The University of Oregon's Master's Program thoroughly prepared me for a career in Education. I was able to quickly and easily find a job with my qualifications and I was more primed for the role than my peers who attended similar programs.
UO was great for me because it allowed me to be flexible on what I learned. However if I had taken more time before going to college I think I would have had a more fulfilling experience. Take a gap year of you can afford it.