Western Oregon University

Home of The Wolves

WOU History

Western Oregon University is committed to changing lives, strengthening communities, and transforming the world. WOU is the oldest institution in the Oregon University system. They continue to adapt and transform itself to respond to the needs of the society and the changing world. WOU grew to become a nationally recognized leader in teacher preparation.

School Information

  • Located in the Monmouth-Independence area
  • The heart of Oregon's lush Willamette Valley
  • 20 minutes from Salem
  • Criminal justice masters program
  • Tuition- average $10,454 with books and supplies
  • For room/board and meals the average would be $11,918
  • Graduate from a accredited high school
  • At least a 2.75 unweighted cumulative GPA
  • Grades with a C- or better
  • 15 subject requirement
  • Enrollment- 6,214
  • 15:1 students to faculty ratio

About Western Oregon University

Fun Things To Do By WOU

  • Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge
  • Minto Brown Island Park
  • Movie Theater
  • Buena Vista Ferry
  • Christos Pizzeria
  • Local Swimming holes
  • Campus events/sports


  • 64 inches of rain annually
  • 10.7 inches of snow annually
  • 14.3 days above 90F
  • 74.8 days below 32F


  • It lies in the Ash Creek watershed, slightly west of the Willamette River
  • City has a total area of 2.24 square miles of land

Paying for college

  • Financial aid
  • Academic scholarships
  • WOU Foundation scholarships
  • probably more along the way
  • FAFSA deadline: Feburary 1st

Achieving Post High School Goals

My goals for the next two years of high school:

  • Maintaining above a 3.5 GPA or 4.0 GPA
  • Start doing volunteer work to get towards my career

Classes I will take to achieve my goals:

  • Body Works
  • Basic medical skills
  • Anatomy
  • Junior English
  • US history
  • Spanish 3 and 4
  • Chemistry