University of Oregon
The University of Oregon, situated in the City of Eugene along the Willamette River, is a distinguished member of the Association of American Universities, a group comprising only 36 public institutions, and one of just two in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1876, and ranked #721-730 in QS World University Rankings 2024; the university persevered and evolved into a vibrant community with a large student and faculty population. Spanning 295 acres of lush land, the main campus of the university encompasses 81 buildings and serves as the residence for most freshmen students.
The university has gained prominence in football and track and field, earning Eugene the moniker “Track Town, USA.” The university boasts state-of-the-art sports facilities, including a 12-lane lap pool, a spa, a climbing wall, a bouldering area, and 21 badminton courts. With students hailing from all 50 U.S. states and approximately 100 countries worldwide, the University of Oregon fosters a diverse and inclusive environment. It offers a wide range of opportunities for international students, including 200 study abroad programs in 90 countries.
Noteworthy alumni of the university encompass a diverse array of accomplished individuals, including seven U.S. governors, two Nobel Laureates, 13 Pulitzer Prize winners, 19 Rhodes Scholars, 13 Olympic medalists, and six National Football League members. The university’s Outdoor Program enjoys a stellar reputation as a pioneer in collegiate outdoor programs, and students frequently engage in outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, and mountain biking between classes.