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Information for California Students

Thank you for your interest in Western Oregon University! Here, our 6,000 students enjoy small class sizes, award-winning academic advising, and a personal approach to education. Our campus, which is located about 20 minutes from Salem (the state capitol) and an hour from Portland (Oregon’s largest city and cultural hub), has become an increasingly popular destination for students from California.

As a participant in the Western Undergraduate Exchange, WOU provides a terrific combination of academic excellence and affordability for students from California.

If you are a transfer student from California, check out a list of our Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG). WOU is also happy to honor the IGETC or the California State University General Education pattern to satisfy our Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements.  For details, visit this webpage or talk to your community college’s Records department.

I travel to California regularly to meet with prospective students like you. Refer to our visit calendar to see when I will be visiting your high school or attending a college fair in your area. I look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at (503) 838-8037 or howem@wou.edu. Go Wolves!

Micah Howe
Admissions Counselor for California Students




The Office of Admissions

toll-free at 1877-877-1593 | or e-mail: wolfgram@wou.edu | Location: APSC 408