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Information for California Students

Thank you for your interest in Western Oregon University! Here, our 6,200 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. In addition, our unique Tuition Choice program gives you flexibility in financing your education.


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 Go Wolves!



Micah Howe
Admissions Counselor for California Students



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California Admissions | Micah Howe503-838-8037 | or e-mail:
Location: APSC room 408