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Freshman Requirements

At Southern Oregon University, our admission decisions are based on a review of your total academic portfolio, including GPA, test scores, and  several other  factors. Meeting our minimum requirements does not guarantee admittance. For this reason we want applicants to be aware of our students' average academic profile, rather than minimum requirements.

Averages (middle 50%):
GPA: 3.24
SAT: 1027 (critical reading & math)
ACT: 22 (composite)


Applicants should complete the following college preparatory subjects with a C- or better, and a 3.0 GPA minimum.

    English
(4 years)
    Mathematics
(3 years: 1 year each of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II)
    Science
(3 years: 2 years of a lab science)
    Social Sciences
(3 years)
    Second Language
(2 years of the same language)


Applicants who feel they fall below our averages or who may not meet minimum requirements are encouraged to submit any or all of the following with their application for admission:

    Letters of recommendation
(from academic sources)
    Writing sample
    Resume
    Other supporting materials