Western Oregon University

345 Monmouth Avenue North
Monmouth OR 97361

Founded in 1856 Western Oregon University (WOU) is located about 60 miles from Portland in Monmouth in the heart of Willamette Valley and is the oldest institution in the Oregon University system. Over 6000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in popular majors like Business Criminal Justice Education Exercise Science and Psychology.  WOU began as a normal school gaining national recognition in teacher preparation and now is a leading comprehensive public liberal arts institution with approximately two-thirds of its students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the rest in the College of Education. WOU participates in NCAA Division II athletics and offers over 60 student clubs and organizations.