Your first year at Western Oregon University is a very exciting time, full of new people, new experiences, new ideas and new horizons. All you have to do to get in on the excitement is submit your application – sometimes you can get an answer the very same day! Visit our beautiful campus, meet our fantastic students and apply to attend. We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our pack!
At WOU, all students are valued for their role in the Wolves family. Members of the faculty and staff are invested in your success, so you will be empowered to achieve a transformative education that puts you on a path toward employment. Take the first step today by applying for admission.
If you plan to begin attending WOU during a term within the same academic year other than the one for which you applied, you must request a change of entry term in writing.
However, if you wish to enroll during a subsequent academic year, you must resubmit the application.
Students who do not meet the regular admission requirements may be asked to submit additional items. Please review our Comprehensive Review page for details.
Submission of ACT or SAT scores is optional for first-year applicants. Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.74 are encouraged, but not required, to provide ACT or SAT scores.
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.
Our 157-acre grounds feature tree-lined avenues, historical buildings, and amazing walkability, so we’re pretty happy to show it off. We invite individuals, families and groups to join us for guided tours lead by current students who love WOU as much as you will. Get in touch today to plan your visit!