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Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Oregon

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best schools in Oregon. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Oregon is 80.97% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 18.36%.
Reed College has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 42.34% and Southern Oregon University has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 27.36% among best schools in Oregon. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Oregon
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 Reed College5,647 (2,195/3,452) 2,391 (884/1,507) 365 (158/207) 42% (40%/44%) 15% (18%/6%)
2 University of Portland12,562 (4,077/8,484) 9,700 (3,225/6,475) 809 (284/525) 77% (79%/76%) 8% (9%/6%)
3 Pacific University2,458 (1,128/1,330) 2,195 (972/1,223) 348 (154/194) 89% (86%/92%) 16% (16%/15%)
4 Portland State University6,701 (2,430/4,271) 6,379 (2,268/4,111) 1,515 (568/947) 95% (93%/96%) 24% (25%/22%)
5 George Fox University2,685 (1,102/1,583) 2,441 (993/1,448) 471 (188/283) 91% (90%/91%) 19% (19%/18%)
6 Linfield College-McMinnville Campus2,250 (904/1,346) 1,804 (659/1,145) 392 (159/233) 80% (73%/85%) 22% (24%/17%)
7 University of Oregon28,525 (12,248/16,277) 23,906 (9,940/13,966) 3,920 (1,657/2,263) 84% (81%/86%) 16% (17%/14%)
8 Oregon State University17,374 (8,272/9,102) 14,284 (6,610/7,674) 3,574 (1,807/1,767) 82% (80%/84%) 25% (27%/19%)
9 Marylhurst UniversityNo admission statistics available for the school.
10 Southern Oregon University2,320 (858/1,462) 2,098 (773/1,325) 574 (241/333) 90% (90%/91%) 27% (31%/23%)
Average8,947 (3,690/3,690)7,244 (2,925/4,319)1,330 (580/750)80.97% (79.3%/117.0%)18.36% (19.8%/17.4%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,050 and 75th percentile is 1,248 for best schools in Oregon. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 579 and the average SAT Math score is 570.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Oregon. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Oregon for academic year 2020-2021.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Oregon
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1Reed CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
2University of Portland73%
(588)
570660560660
3Pacific University65%
(227)
520620530610
4Portland State University40%
(548)
510610490580
5George Fox University76%
(360)
510620510610
6Linfield College-McMinnville Campus64%
(251)
530610520600
7University of Oregon72%
(2,819)
550650540640
8Oregon State University65%
(2,327)
540650540660
9Marylhurst UniversityNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
10Southern Oregon University81%
(465)
490620490580
Average67.00% 527.50630.00 522.50617.50

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 59 and 75th percentile is 80 for best schools in Oregon. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 24, the average ACT English score is 23, and the average ACT Math score is 23.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Oregon. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Oregon for academic year 2020-2021.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Oregon
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1Reed CollegeTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
2University of Portland37%
(298)
2329 23312327
3Pacific University43%
(148)
2227 20272026
4Portland State University31%
(423)
1724 16241724
5George Fox University32%
(152)
1928 19271826
6Linfield College-McMinnville Campus31%
(122)
2027 18251826
7University of Oregon43%
(1,673)
2229 21302127
8Oregon State University38%
(1,344)
2129 20292128
9Marylhurst UniversityNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
10Southern Oregon University39%
(223)
1825 16241724
Average36.75% 20.2527.25 19.1327.13 19.3826.00

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Oregon based on academic year 2020-2021 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Oregon
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 Reed College
2 University of Portland
3 Pacific University
4 Portland State University
5 George Fox University
6 Linfield College-McMinnville Campus
7 University of Oregon
8 Oregon State University
9 Marylhurst UniversityInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
10 Southern Oregon University

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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