Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR
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Public, Mid-Size Liberal Arts University

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Nestled in the Willamette Valley, surrounded by small-town charm, yet close to urban life, the coast, rivers, vineyards, and Oregon’s capital, you’ll find Western Oregon University. Established in 1856 in Monmouth, it is the oldest public university in the state. Western is an NCAA Division II institution, boasting a highly diverse student population attracting a substantial number of students from underrepresented groups, veterans, and non-traditional students. Western is the preferred educational destination in Oregon for students seeking a tailored education and transformative learning experiences within a supportive, close-knit, student-centered community.

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