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Yes, it IS a small campus but the quality of classes and students is top-notch!

I wanted to attend Oregon State University (Go Ducks) but they actually did not have a Business... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Grants Pass, Oregon
Nice campus

Beautiful campus. The grounds landscape was so uplifting and zen. My mom and I visited the campus... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
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This pretty campus has much to offer visitors: theater performances produced by its famed drama department; concerts of classical, opera, and popular music and the Schneider Museum of Art.
1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520-5001
+1 541-552-7672
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

I wanted to attend Oregon State University (Go Ducks) but they actually did not have a Business program! So Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon is where I ended up attending. All the professors (with the exception of one part-time professor) were exceptional and more...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Quest690167
Reviewed July 28, 2018

As much as I enjoyed the tour of SOU, I wouldn't stop unless I had teens who were interested in it. It's a small school. Campus is compact. While it's pretty, I'm not sure there's much to see at the larger schools in Eugene and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful campus. The grounds landscape was so uplifting and zen. My mom and I visited the campus just to walk around. Walked into the administration office to inquiry for my college kids. One is interested in kinesiology and political science. The staff was extremely helpful...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank janehorn
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Beautiful campus and great location. All the people there are so friendly and personable. They just opened their new gym and will be opening a bigger athletic center toward the end of the month, which will be exciting to see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paulette T
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Toured the university this spring with 2 friendly guides and was impressed by the up-to-date classrooms, including new library, science building, and large new theater building (to open fall 2017). Great art complex with museums and studios open to students 24/7.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kekerica
Reviewed March 4, 2017

My daughter has decided that this is where she wants to go to school! All of the staff and students we met were extremely helpful and had great insight on how to complete the application process. Our tour guide, Colin, was terrific and the Admissions...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

Good concerts available regularly, pretty fair university library and lovely campus for strolling. Has a good arts programs as it is near the Ashland Shakespeare Festival theatres, etc.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Susan S
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Fall colors and rainy day stroll through campus and checked out the Schneider Museum of Art. Great little museum and wonderful collection of women artists' works in paper. Go see and enjoy. Free campus parking on weekends.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

It was over 100 degrees when we walked through this campus. but we really enjoyed its layout, the design of most of the modern buildings, and especially the art museum. A true liberal arts university, and one with separate buildings for the flagship programs. More...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Steven S
Reviewed September 5, 2016

A perfect university for someone who wants quality teaching, a diverse choice of social and cultural activities, and for those retired, you can join the lifelong learning Institute, OLLI at SOU. All that, and you get to live in Ashland, one of the greatest small...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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July 23, 2018|
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Response from janehorn | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I did not go inside the theatre in june 2018.
Julie T
May 3, 2015|
Response from khrecruit | Reviewed this property |
HI, the Recital Hall in on S Mountain Av (south of Siskiyou Blvd)and there is usually free parking available on the street when classes are not is session. Unless things have changed the big parking lot across the street is... More
Julie T
May 3, 2015|
Response from tjandlbc | Reviewed this property |
The recital hall is close to the Stevenson Union next to the theatre arts building. The Music building is on S. Mountain dr. The recital hall in in there.
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Southern Oregon University Ashland, Or (9 Replies)
Have a daughter interested in SOU....coming from the area in Colorado around Aspen/Glenwood Springs. Can anyone comment about this school, the community as a whole, etc? There isn't much about this school in any of the college info books, and we are not familiar with the area. We are planning to come and visit in mid-August. Thanks for any help.
July 18, 2007|
Response fromlittlelisa|
Does she know what she is majoring in? I think that it's important to know if any college is ahead in the field in which your child wants to study. SOU has a pretty good nursing program. But for other majors, say like political science, I would skip it. I personally like the Ashland area. It's a growing community with alot of transplants from California. My suspision is that the small town feel that it always had will be gone within the next 5-10 years. Ashland is well-known for it's...More