University of Oregon
The University of Oregon is the state's flagship institution, with alumni around the globe. It is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.
Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, with an easy drive to both the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, the University of Oregon is renowned for its research prowess and commitment to teaching.
The University of Oregon is one of just two schools in the Pacific Northwest selected for membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, a consortium of 62 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada.
Serving the state, nation and world since 1876
The University of Oregon is a comprehensive public research university committed to exceptional teaching, discovery, and service. They work at a human scale to generate big ideas. As a community of scholars, they help individuals question critically, think logically, reason effectively, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically.
They strive for excellence in teaching, research, artistic expression, and the generation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge. They are devoted to educating the whole person, and to fostering the next generation of transformational leaders and informed participants in the global community. Through these pursuits, they enhance the social, cultural, physical, and economic wellbeing of their students, Oregon, the nation, and the world.
They aspire to be a preeminent and innovative public research university encompassing the humanities and arts, the natural and social sciences, and the professions. They seek to enrich the human condition through collaboration, teaching, mentoring, scholarship, experiential learning, creative inquiry, scientific discovery, outreach, and public service.See more