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Western Oregon University

United States
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About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a public, mid-sized university - committed to changing lives, strengthening communities and transforming our world. Located in Monmouth, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley, WOU is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state's capital and about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub. 

Campus information

Western Oregon University's (WOU) 157-acre campus contains of several buildings and facilities. WOU's Jensen Arctic Museum is the only museum dedicated to the Arctic culture on the west coast. WOU has several dining locations, the Valsetz Dining Hall is near by the residence halls.

The Werner University Center serves the bookstore, art gallery, lounges, food outlets and etc. The 619-seat Rice Auditorium and the Leinwand Outdoor Stage is available for outdoor activities and events. Students can easily access to the Hamersly Library, laboratory, equipment, gymnasium and etc. The on-campus residences are only 10 minutes walk to the campus.

Western Oregon University (WOU) is 20 minutes from the state capital, Salem, and a little more than an hour from Portland for city life. The campus is a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains and other scenic areas. Nature lovers and outdoor adventurers can travel in any direction to find their favorite spot, from the ski slopes of Mt. Hood to the Columbia River Gorge for wind-surfing or whale-watching in Depoe Bay.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 5 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


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