University of Oregon Reviews

  • 129 Reviews
  • Eugene (OR)
  • Annual Tuition: $35,478
96% of 129 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 129 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Shawna Meechan
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2014
  • Degree: Political Science
"The political science department has some serious pros and cons. It is a relatively small program which means that there are not a lot of graduate seminars, but also that access to professors is a little easier than other programs. For the most part, professors make themselves available for students, but many of the professors are more than happy to shut you down and send you off to be someone else's problem within the department. This means that the good mentors tend to be overworked and share a disproportionate part of the burden of helping out the graduate students."
Allie McWilliams
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2014
  • Degree: School Psychology
"Pro: Behavioral Research Based Education Con: Not as much counseling education as some school psychology programs"
Alex Webber
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2014
  • Degree: Architecture
"Great combination of sustainable studies, faculty, facilities, and location. I attend the Portland campus and the location there along with the White Stag building was fantastic! highly reccommended."
Rianna Cohen
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2014
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"Overall a fantastic program but could use a bit more academic rigor."
irida Mance
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great location if you're into the outdoors. Sports are also a big draw here, so there are plenty of events to go to if you are into them."
irida Mance
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The campus and city is beautiful, especially if you love the outdoors. Sports is also a big draw here, so there's plenty of events if you're into them."
Elizabeth Reyes
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"I love my program! I feel that it is extremely sensitive and maintains well-rounded professors. I am learning so much. However, the campus does not seem too diverse although some cultural populations have more/better services. There is no funding for the program leaving students with extremely large loans with poor interest rates. The staff are all very supportive and accommodating to each person's needs. The work load is very high but it is all necessary and truly adds to my knowledge."
Ellen Veazey
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2013
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"UO Environmental Studies Program is very interdisciplinary and the options for coursework and for areas of work are wide open. The program provides funding and great support by fostering an environmental studies community and having great faculty and staff. It is helpful if you have a good idea of what you want to do before you apply. Grad students in the program are diverse and working on a range of issues for example: social impacts of marine conservation, indigenous experiences of climate change, and impacts to food and gentrification."
Travis Ibey
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2013
  • Degree: Architecture
"Top rated sustainable design program in the nation. Great focus on holistic design in our work, and collaboration with landscape and interior design majors as well."
Amy Harris
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2013
  • Degree: Non-Profit Management
"Great teachers. Safe campus. Good community feel. Quality of learning high. Very expensive. Not a lot of scholarship support help."
Win McLaughlin
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Huge amount of collaboration and support from faculty in the department. The grad student union also means we have great benefits. Love how excepting the school and community is of homosexuality as well."
Ashley Davison
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The best part about being at Oregon Law is the people. I have made friends for life with some of the most intelligent people I've had the pleasure to meet. The faculty is very accessible and knowledgeable. Their backgrounds are impressive, and they are passionate about their work. The work load is manageable. After all, you never expect law school to be easy. The career center is mediocre. They can give basic advise well, but it's all very generic, cookie-cutter responses. Eugene is a WONDERFUL town. I love living here and I will be sad to leave when I graduate."
Shauna Marshall
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2013
  • Degree: Communications
"Pros: location, culture, sports, people, strong faculty. Cons: heavy research school; faculty focused more on research than students."
Chieh-Yu Chen
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2013
  • Degree: Special Education
"Almost no financial aid for Special Education PhD program..... I am a desperate PhD student, can't get founding in College of Education. I have applied almost 10 position of teaching assistant or RA, only thing I can get is " we regret to inform you....""
Jennifer shadwick
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2013
  • Degree: Teaching
"University of Oregon is rated as one of the best education programs in the nation. I feel that I was strongly supported by my professors in any help that I needed on assignments or social issues that I may have had while student teaching. There was alot of work to accomplish during our full time student teaching, in addition to our coursework. The con of the program would be to rearrange when that specific class was taken, and to have it scheduled when we are not in a classroom, and having to plan lessons as well."
Steve Clemmons
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2013
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"Pro: Lots of staff support Con: Expensive if you are out of state"
Ginger Gamboa
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2013
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"pros: Excellent Education, Support for Non-traditional students, Affordable Family Housing and Child Care cons: High Non-resident tuition and fees"
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2013
  • Degree: Political Science
"Tell us about your college experience.Attending the University of Oregon was by far one of the best choices I have made in my life. The campus atmosphere is exactly what I was looking for. I didn't feel like I was swimming in a sea of students. The college experience, such as attending football or basketball games, was amazing. I was able to get involved immediately on campus through Greek Life and our Student Association. Academics at UO were challenging; however, there were a wide variety of courses that one could seek. As a student of color, I was apprehensive about the environment; however, the staff could not have been more engaging and assisting. Everyone who wanted to find a place at UO was able to find a place."
Claire Graman
  • Reviewed: 7/15/2013
  • Degree: English
"The professors were intelligent and the classes offered were excellent. My peers were wonderful. The campus is beautiful. The surrounding area and culture is lovely. The library was superb. I enjoyed my time here and learned a lot. Almost everything was great, except for some major issues... As mentioned by other reviewers, the workload is very heavy. I didn't find this to be a problem until I started teaching (my second year). In my department, the teaching program for graduate students is poorly taught and administered. Many of my peers were upset by the way conflicts were handled and training was felt to be unhelpful. No funding is offered for first year MA students. Though the professors were wonderful in class, it was hard to find one willing to mentor/advise you outside of class. Career and academic advising was available from the department and the university, but both were unhelpful."
Kristine Riley
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Good for international conflict resolution and environmental justice"