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Southern Oregon University

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Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520-5001
Phone Number: 541-552-7672
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This pretty campus has much to offer visitors: theater performances...

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.

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Peaceful, Friendly University Vibe

We took the college tour and it was awesome. The guide was personable, informative and excellent at walking backwards. The campus is clean, well-maintained and very inclusive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the college tour and it was awesome. The guide was personable, informative and excellent at walking backwards. The campus is clean, well-maintained and very inclusive. My daughter had a wonderful experience.

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small college. Too small for us though. Nice town for a college though. Feels safe and friendly for the students.

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Pacific City, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

My daughter was recently accepted into a resident writing program this summer and we had an opportunity to meet some staff and tour the facility. I'm very impressed with the academic "vibe" and my daughter noticed it right away.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We have visited the campus twice to prepare our daughter for attending this Fall. What a beautiful university and such friendly staff. We felt instantly welcome and are looking forward to many visits in the future.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Lovely campus, perfect for walking, good nearby places to eat or drink. We especially enjoy concerts in the SOU Recital Hall: The Tutunov Series for superb professional piano concerts is our favorite. Professional chamber concerts, recitals, and student recitals are on the calendar frequently, as well as local choral and instrumental groups. The quality and variety of musical offerings is... More 

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Anacortes WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were very happy with Commencement. Everything was well thought out. Especially the SOU water bottles. The guest speaker was OUTSTANDING.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

There are many reasons for visiting SOU, which is considered by many ratings institutions to be one of the Hidden Gems in Oregon university system. However, the reason that I reviewed SOU is that their theater department almost always includes one or productions a year that are appropriate for families and often for young children. They have a close relationship... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This campus is in the heart of Ashland, Oregon. The grounds are easy to walk and very pretty. Ashland is in the "banana belt" of Oregon and enjoys four seasons. Surrounded by mountains and valleys this region is full of history and beauty.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I'm not a student at OSU but have had occasion to use their library -- which is modern, and well stocked. They keep original manuscripts and rare editions under lock and key -- which they're happy to open for research. The library has many rooms making it the ideal place to host an annual authors/book show.

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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Yes, I am biased. I worked as an administrator for OHSU which has a nursing campus on the grounds of SOU. Have known many SOU faculty and leaders as colleagues and you won't find a friendlier place offering excellent education choices. Very safe and beautiful campus. Would send my grand kids there!

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