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We welcome families to WOU!

At Western Oregon University, we understand that when we welcome new students to campus, we also are adding their families, friends and support network to our community. If your student is considering applying to WOU, we want to make that decision as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve compiled these important bits of info to help you help them understand the benefits of a WOU education.

Monmouth is ranked among the top 3 safest cities in Oregon

WOU offers significant financial assistance to the majority of its students

Our academic programs help students earn practical, career-focused degrees

Top 5 ways we support your student’s success


Free tutoring, advisers and many other academic assistance resources


Small classes so professors and students know each other by name


Student Health and Counseling Center and fitness center right on campus


Safe, comfortable and convenient residence halls and dining facilities


Faculty and staff are truly invested in helping your student earn their degree

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Is your family new to the world of colleges and universities?

Our helpful College 101 booklet explains how it all works—from application to arrival on campus—and answers questions families usually have.

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