Our Roots Go Deep
The University of Oregon welcomed its first class of 155 students back in 1876. It was the state’s flagship university. One hundred and forty years later, we are still leading the way, drawing more than 23,000 students from 50 states and more than 100 countries.
We are a proud member of the Association of American Universities—a select group of the finest research universities in the United States and Canada —which makes us a peer of schools such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Michigan, and Virginia. The brainpower on our campus seeds innovation in sustainability, product design, materials science, obesity prevention, nanotechnology, green chemistry, and other forward-thinking fields. Our penchant for inquiry and discovery leads to innovative new products, fledgling businesses, and graduates who possess the critical and creative skills to flourish in many fields.
The university is divided into the following schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business, education, journalism and communication, law, and music and dance. Each school boasts top-ranked programs.
Our graduates include governors, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, Rhodes scholars, MacArthur fellows, Olympic medalists, and NFL Hall-of Famers.
We have also educated entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, teachers, therapists, artists, journalists, architects, and leaders in a myriad of fields.
The campus itself began as an 18-acre parcel of land, but has grown to a 295-acre gem. It is home to brand-new labs, residence halls, and a newly remodeled recreation center and student union, not to mention more than 3,000 trees. We hope you enjoy your visit!