Southern Oregon University

1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR 97520, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. View Map

+1 541 552 6336

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About The University

Southern Oregon University (SOU) has been widely recognised for its excellence. SOU has been named one of the West’s best regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has also been praised by The Washington Monthly magazine, which placed SOU among the top 30 percent of master’s universities.

The university offers the entirety of its undergraduate majors and graduate programs to international students. SOU students can choose from 36 majors and 100 programs in business, the arts and sciences, and education. Additionally, SOU provides students real world experience and the opportunity to connect with professors directly. Ninety three percent of the faculty have PhDs and there are about 6500 students at SOU including 150 international students.

Living Around The University

Ashland Oregon

SOU’s location in Ashland Oregon is an ideal college town setting. Ashland is considered one of the most desirable places to live in America. With over 100 restaurants, five local performing arts companies (including the award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival), dozens of art galleries Ashland is a very sophisticated small town.

The city has also been named one of the 10 Best Small Towns in America by Outside magazine.

Ashland is in one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world—snow-capped mountains, wilderness areas, whitewater rivers—surrounding a lively arts community that’s among the most desirable places to live in America.

On Campus Accommodations: (required of all Freshmen)

The residence halls at Southern Oregon University are designed to be comfortable and friendly. There are four residence hall options on campus. Each complex contains recreation areas and vending machines which can only be accessed by residence hall students. Each building has a main lounge with a big screen television, study areas, and at least one kitchen with a microwave oven. Pictures of complexes and descriptions of the rooms can be found at

Course Information

Recognised for Entry

NCC Education Qualification Specific Entry Requirements Progression routes available
International Foundation Year Successful completion of the programme with a minimum score of 45%
Minimum IELTS score of 5.5
Undergraduate programmes

Bachelor of Arts or Science:
Biology (BA, BS, minor)
Business Administration
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Forensic Chemistry
Film, Television and Cenvergent Media
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
Emerging Media and Digital Arts
English and Writing
Enironmental Services
Health and Physical Education
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Political Science
Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts:
Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Applied Science:
Hospitality and Tourism Management

How to Apply

Applying is Easy and fast!

Complete the online application. The application and instructions are located at

For assistance with the application students can email or call +1-541-552-6336.

Step two: Submit Required Documents
For undergraduate admission, submit official transcripts from your high school, including an English-language version, a copy of your diploma, and your official English Proficiency exam results. For transfer admission, submit official transcripts from all prior college and university course work and your official English Proficiency exam results.

That’s it.

You will receive a fast admission decision and, upon admission, a request from the Office of International Programs for the required financial certificate and other visa documentation.