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Southern Oregon University

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Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520-5001
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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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Wonderful theater program

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... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 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.

Thank Kekerica
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 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 counselor, Lidia, was awesome! My husband and I went to SOU back when it was... More 

Thank CathyEC
Portland, Oregon
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 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.

Thank Susan S
Vallejo, California
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 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.

Thank BStreetTraveler
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 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 impressive than we anticipated.

Thank Steven S
Ashland, Oregon
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 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 towns in the west.

Thank canoelover
Portland, Oregon
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It was a Sunday consequently closed. We walked the grounds for a long time. Great campus. This is an old college and well taken care of.

Thank John B
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

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.

Thank Stephanie B
San Ramon, California
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Thank samkat59
Pacific City, Oregon
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 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.

Thank JujuAuju

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