The Place for Green
Green is more than just a color we like to wear. The University of Oregon leads the nation in finding creative solutions to environmental challenges. We're #4 in sustainable design and healthy built environments according to DesignIntelligence,and the Princeton Review ranks our Oregon MBA in the Top 4 "Green MBAs."
For over half a century, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology has offered immersive classes at the ecologically rich Oregon coast. We invented green chemistry; using chemistry research to build more environmentally sustainable products and laboratories. And every year, our Sustainable Cities Initiative brings together students and community leaders from across Oregon to create environmentally sustainable solutions in urban planning.
The future of our environment will also be decided in the courtroom. The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center in the School of Law is ranked #7 in U.S. News and World Report, and has consistently ranked among the leading environmental law programs for 15 years.
Serving Kids, Schools and Communities
The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health is creating a new profession that aims to transform the child mental health system to rapidly expand services, identify behavioral health concerns early, and deliver interventions to prevent youth mental health problems. This public-private partnership allows the institute to not only offer an innovative new academic program but also to build a community-led solution to promote the mental health and well-being of children and families.
Meanwhile, U.S. News and World Report ranks our College of Education in the Top 20 nationally, and it ranks our special education program # 3.
In addition, the University of Oregon's Prevention Science Institute focuses on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings.
Innovators in STEM Education
At the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, teams of world-class bioengineers and life scientists, accompanied by outstanding students, are driving groundbreaking research to improve human health.
Our newly-launched School of Computer and Data Sciences promotes numeracy and data literacy as keystones of education, while ethically engaging students and researchers with the needs of industry and society.
Supported by the National Science Foundation, our Oregon Pathways to Industrial Research Careers program provides funding and mentorship to help low-income students pursue in-demand, tech-savvy careers.
Highly Ranked Graduate Programs
Offering more than 150 graduate degree and certificate programs, Oregon ranks in the top 20 (or top 20 percent) nationally in such varied fields as education, environmental law, landscape architecture, psychology, sports marketing, sustainable business practices, creative writing, and many more.
We support our graduate students; 88% of doctoral students are funded with Graduate Employee appointments. Annually, graduate students receive $45 million in graduate employee support and an additional $2 million in fellowships awarded and administered by our Division of Graduate Studies.
Resource-rich Libraries and Museums
With seven locations spanning our Eugene campus and beyond, the University of Oregon Libraries offers a wealth of resources, plus many flexible and well-equipped environments to serve diverse learners.
Opened in 1933, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art holds significant collections of historic and contemporary art, and sponsors diverse educational programs that support the university’s academic mission.
A leader in archaeology field-school education since 1937, our Museum of Natural and Cultural History curates extensive collections and supports learning and research across many disciplines.
Bringing together nearly 100 faculty members with wide-ranging expertise, the School of Global Studies and Languages is home to interdisciplinary scholarship, multilingual perspectives, and cross-cultural dialogues.
We excel at language education, ranking in the top ten among North American universities for degrees conferred in five different languages.
The UO ranks #2 nationwide in Gilman Scholarships, supporting study abroad opportunities. We have 48 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grantees in the past decade, and more than 1,000 Ducks have served with the Peace Corps since 1961.
International Student and Scholar Services welcomes Ducks from all over the world to Oregon.
At Oregon, learning extends way beyond the classroom—and so does our support.