University of Oregon
Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, with an easy drive to both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching. The University of Oregon is one of just two schools in the Pacific Northwest selected for membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, a consortium of 62 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada.
The University offers more than 300 academic programs across its nine schools and colleges. The top 10 majors that university offers are Business Administration, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Human Physiology, General Social Science, Biology, Computer and Information Science, Journalism and Communication and Architecture. Faculty members at the university are as busy learning as they are teaching. This ongoing pursuit and sharing of fresh ideas and better ways is what sets apart top-tier research universities like the UO.
College is about a lot of things, but most crucially, it’s about discovering one own self and what one is interested in. Which is why university host more than 160 student organizations on campus. Club sports, honor societies, student unions, sorority and fraternity groups, just to name it. There’s something for everyone here. And if students don’t find what they want, they can show up and start their own group. So students can meet like minds and learn about life alongside others.
The Student Recreation Center, Gerlinger, Gerlinger Annex, the Student Tennis Center, Mac Court, 18th Street tennis courts and track, and many other natural and turf fields. All are outstanding facilities, and all are available to students of every skill level.
Athletics are an integral part of the UO experience. The university competes in 17 NCAA sports, and have 24 national championships as a result. Competition is in its blood. So whether it’s intramurals, a pickup game at the rec center, or a nationally televised game, Ducks are always up for the challenge. And here, supporting and cheering on fellow Ducks is more than a pastime. It’s a full-time job.
UO’s 295-acre campus is smack-dab in the middle of some of the most beautiful places to be outside anywhere. Students jog in the morning, bike to school, and roll along 13th Avenue to meet friends. Students can even ski down mountains, float down rivers, and play along the beaches on the weekends. This place feels familiar, green, and friendly, but also modern, totally connected, and cosmopolitan. It’s kind of perfect—an extraordinary academic community surrounded by a quintessential college town. It’s alive with music, culture, food, art, and just the right amount of weird to keep things interesting.
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