University of Oregon

There's something about the University of Oregon. Ducks live in an exceptional academic community surrounded by a city alive with music, culture, food, and art--you might call it Northwest of normal. Our home is populated by scientists, champions, explorers, builders, and storytellers: people who aren't afraid to try, fail, and try again, who work together to find a better way. With more than 310 academic programs to choose from, Ducks have a world of inquiry at their webbed feet. It's no accident that the College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the university. Every UO student graduates with a broad-based liberal arts and sciences degree, regardless of major. Ducks learn to question critically, solve problems, and communicate clearly--skills that 93% of employers say are more important than an employee's major. Looking for an intellectual challenge? The Robert D. Clark Honors College is the oldest of its kind in the United States. A comic studies program? The first and only in the country is here. If something more scientific appeals, the UO is at the nucleus of integrative science studies. The UO's School of Journalism and Communications, headed by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and journalists, leads the way in the idea industry for studying brands, media, design, and creative culture. In the Lundquist College of Business, students manage real investments, launch real startups, and work on real problems for real companies. It's just one of the reasons amazing companies are interested in hiring UO students when they graduate. Ducks join First-Year Interest Groups that bring people together based on powerful ideas and provide opportunities to interact with and learn from each other. The UO is also deeply committed to research. Our faculty, graduate, and undergraduate researchers are asking good questions that take students to new and better places, including exploring ways to help people live more sustainably. Chemistry faculty found ways to teach chemistry that creates the least toxic waste possible. Then they taught green chemistry to the world. More than 23,000 students call the UO home, and it's a pretty great home. Eugene was voted one of the greenest and bike-friendliest cities in the U.S., one of the most livable cities, and one of the best college towns in the U.S. An hour from both the rugged Oregon coast and the Cascade mountain range, you can snowboard, or surf, or do both--in the same day. Everything here, even the geography, contribute to our inclusive environment of collaboration and innovation. Humans' insatiable need to explore, to experiment, to connect: that's what fuels everything at the University of Oregon. And that's what makes us Ducks.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1876 N/A Quarter $758.7 million 1226 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 (541) 346-1000
overall score total score state city online paying global
49 100.0 Oregon Eugene 701 90