After your online application is complete, this is the time to submit your supporting documents, apply for housing, and learn more about financial aid opportunities. This is also a great time to begin planning your visit to WOU.

Admissions Counselor

Get personal advice on how to best complete your application, how to schedule a personalized campus visit, and help deciding whether Western Oregon University is the best fit for you.

Contact us  |  503-838-8211  |  1-877-877-1593 (toll-free)

First-generation Students

Are you new to the whole concept of college and looking for a place to start? We’ve created an extensive resource designed specifically for students who can call themselves “first-generation” students, or “first-gen” for short. Learn more about how to apply for college, how to pay for college, how campus housing and dining work and tons of other topics as well as a helpful set of FAQs for both students and families.


Students are eligible to save more than $15,000 in tuition per year!

At WOU, all admitted freshmen and transfer students from eligible states automatically receive the Western Undergraduate Exchange tuition rate. All academic majors and programs of study, including exploratory, are eligible for the WUE rate. There is no deadline or separate application to receive the WUE tuition discount. However, we encourage those enrolling in fall to submit the WOU general scholarship application by March 1. The WUE can be combined with scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

Academic Programs

A Western Oregon University education is unlike any other because together we succeed