The Perfect Location for Your College Experience
Right after Southern Oregon University’s (SOU’s) stellar academic programs, it’s our location that makes us truly unique. Ashland was selected as a top 10 finalist in Outside magazine’s search for the “Best Town in America.” Our recreation- and culture-rich location provides everything you need for the ultimate college experience.
SOU’s picturesque campus allows you and your family to take advantage of a variety of outdoor activities, like hiking or kayaking. Take a study break or plan a family weekend enjoying the great outdoors around some of our best natural resources such as Mount Ashland, Rogue River, Crater Lake, and Lithia Park.
Not a fan of the outdoors? Ashland also has other easily accessible activities to explore, like:
- the Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
- Britt Festival concerts,
- the Ashland Library,
- the Oregon Cabaret Theatre,
- art galleries, and
- cool shops and one-of-a-kind eateries.
However, one of the best parts of Ashland is something that can’t really be listed as a sight to see or activity to do—our close-knit sense of community.
Come visit SOU and you’ll understand the reason so many students fall in love with our location. See you soon in Ashland, Oregon!
“The environment is just breathtaking! As an Environmental Science & Policy major, SOU has provided the opportunity for me to succeed while being surrounded by the thing I love the most…nature.”