Founded in 1876, the University of Oregon is a public flagship research university located in Eugene, Oregon. Eugene has been voted as one of the greenest and most livable cities in the United States. The university has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as university with highest research activity.
The university comprises of nine schools and colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, College of Design, College of Education, Robert D. Clark Honors College, School of Journalism and Communication, School of Music and Dance, School of Law, Graduate School. University of Oregon offers more than 300 programs, the most popular include: Business/Commerce; Social Sciences, General; Economics; Psychology and Physiology. The university follows a quarter based academic calendar.
The university has a total student population of more than 24,000 of which over 20,500 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the University of Oregon is 19:1 and the acceptance rate is 78%.
University of Oregon is one of just two schools in the Pacific Northwest selected for membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. The university receives students from all the 50 states and from over 100 countries. It has 19 research centers and institutes along with the nine research core facilities. The University of Oregon is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education as the university with very high research activity.
Notable Alumni: Robert D. Atkinson (President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation), Ed Colligan (President and CEO of Palm, Inc.), Kevin McCarey (Emmy Award-winning filmmaker for National Geographic Television)
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