Profile: Southern Oregon University

Fast Facts

On Campus:17%
  • Fall 09/25-12/08
  • Winter 01/08-03/23
  • Spring 04/02-06/15

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Profile

Southern Oregon University is beautifully situated on 175 acres, in the heart of Ashland, nestled in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. The campus features state-of-the-art laboratories, lecture halls and auditoriums, sports facilities, food courts and more. There are four main resident hall complexes including some with suite style living. SOU is committed to sustainability which is integral to all we do. It includes solar power production, bicycle and pedestrian initiatives, and recycling. Most food served on the SOU campus is sourced from local and organic growers.

SOU offers a refreshing approach to a comprehensive liberal arts education. Many of the faculty are award winning teachers who have earned national and international recognition. Students from more than 44 states and 25 countries take advantage of an excellent liberal arts education with breadth and depth of programs combined with the personalized attention found in a small college town.

Campus Location - The SOU campus is located on the main boulevard of town making it easily accessible by bike, car or bus. It is a mile from downtown shopping, and easily accessible from all residential areas. Ashland is 12 miles from Medford, a city of 60,000 people. The airport is in Medford along with expanded shopping and other amenities. Mount Ashland, a local ski resort is a short twenty minute drive. Other recreational activities such as hiking, mountain and road biking, running, and camping are available.

Helpful Information - SOU is a small, friendly campus of about 6,200 students. Class size averages 25 students. NSE students receive priority registration along with regular degree seeking students. Although not guaranteed our advising office will work closely with you to help you get the courses you need.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: American Studies, First Nation Studies, International Studies, Native American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Athletic Training, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Entomology, Evolutionary Biology, Field Biology, Forensic Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Wildlife Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance and Operation Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Personnel, Small Business Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media, Electronic Media and Culture, Electronic Media News, Electronic Media Production and Management, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Multimedia, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security, System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Hydro-Meteorology, Science

Economics: Applied Economics, Economics, International Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, Health Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Poetry, Professional Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Education, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies

Foreign Language: Language and Culture, Spanish

General Studies: Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Acting, Design/Technical, Music, Music Performance

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Counseling, Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Education

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Sociology

Closed Programs


Notable Academic Programs
Outdoor Recreation Management
Digital Arts
Environmental Education

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter
Figures are current as of 7/25/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Recreation Fee: $95 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $137 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $140 Year Plan A Optional
Building Fee: $45 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Incidental / Matriculation Fee: $343 Quarter Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: These fee charges are based on 1 credit over 16 credits. For a full list of tuition and fee charges visit

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $535 per quarter.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 003219

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Quarter Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Please check Housing website at for complete description of room options.

Meal Plans Per Quarter

Notes About Meal Plans
Please check the Housing website at for complete description of meal plans.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.