By William MacKenzie
Worried About Getting Into An Oregon Public University? Don’t Be.
What’s all the angst about getting into college?
Sure, Harvard University admitted only 3.2% of the 61,220 people who applied to join the fall 2022 class, but Harvard’s not typical.
According to U.S. News & World Report, college acceptance rates average 68%. Pew Research Center found that over half of U.S. universities have an admissions rate of at least 67%.
Then there’s Oregon.
Can you breathe, fog up a mirror? If yes, just submit an application and you’ll probably be accepted at some of Oregon’s public universities.
Acceptance rates at Oregon’s seven public universities are unusually high. For the 2022-2023 academic year, they ranged from a high of 98.43% at Portland State University (PSU) to a low of 89.21% at Oregon State University (OSU):
School & Acceptance Rate (%)
Portland State University………98.43
Eastern Oregon University…….. 97.68
University of Oregon…………. 93.00
Western Oregon University………91.57
Oregon Institute of Technology….90.62
Southern Oregon University……..89.70
Oregon State University………..89.21
Not only are acceptance rates high at Oregon’s public universities, but they’ve been going up.
At the University of Oregon, for example, the average acceptance rate over the past 10 years is 79.89%, but it has been fairly steadily increasing from 72.96% for the 2012-13 academic year to 93.00% for the 2022-23 academic year.
So hang in there high school seniors. If you want to go to an Oregon public university there will probably be a spot for you.