By JETT WALKER
Loretta Klosterman, Regional Admissions Counselor at the University of Oregon, came to speak about the University on Wednesday. She managed to cover lots of material in the short thirty minutes she spoke and put a huge spotlight on the positive qualities of the university. Here is what you need to know about the University of Oregon.
If you are interested in attending this university, one must first take into consideration the weather in Oregon. Loretta emphasized this especially since she was talking to kids from California who are used to sunny weather almost year round. The weather in Oregon is rainy for a large amount of the year and she emphasized to be prepared with rain boots, waterproof gear, and covering your backpacks and other school supplies as they will get drenched.
The campus is surrounded by a residential area of Oregon which is great since Freshman are required to live on campus. They offer lots of varieties of dorms that contain different themes that correlate with different majors that will fit many people’s styles attending the school.
Also, since Oregon is largely known for its easy accessibility to nature, the campus does a good job of connecting the students to its natural surroundings. On campus, there is access to a river that students can rent a kayak at and go to just to have fun. Along with that, there are many hiking paths surrounding the schools that are frequently used by students and other residents of Oregon. With the amount of nature in Oregon being a large selling point for the college, they made sure to put it on display and give its students access to all of it.
Now to the statistics of the University. Oregon has a few scholarships that if students meet the requirements, they can automatically receive the benefits. There are the UO Excellence Scholarship, Summit Scholarship, Apex Scholarship, and National Merit Scholarship offering amounts from $2,000 a year to $15,000 a year.
The University of Oregon also has many positive highlights such as:
- 85% returning rate of freshman
- Over 15 academic programs ranked in the top 20 percent
- 1 of 2 Pacific Northwest schools in the prestigious association of American Universities
- 10% of the school population consists of international students
- Students come from every state in the U.S.
- One of the top 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and Universities
- Student IDs get free public transportation in Oregon
Overall, Oregon does not have many downfalls and has material and activities for anyone of any background from any area. For those considering what colleges to visit and consider, definitely consider the University of Oregon especially since they have a year round open campus and tours. This is, no doubt, one of the better universities in theUnited States.