The best thing about the University of Oregon is all of the opportunities that are available for those who want to seek them. It's not isolated from the city of Eugene, which gives opportunities for community involvement. There are countless clubs and student groups to connect with. And there are so many resources available to help prepare you for your career (especially with all of the career center events). PLUS, the campus is gorgeous--giving you the opportunity for enjoyment! So many different plants for natural beauty, and the architecture of many of the buildings are amazing!
Sometimes it is easy to feel like "just a number" since the school is so large. Without getting involved in smaller clubs or spending time talking with your professors, it's easy to feel insignificant.
Yes, I got a great scholarship and had an amazing experience! No, not everything was perfect, but I learned so much in how to deal with different circumstances. It was totally worth it!
Biggest influence when choosing this school Program/Major
Professors are generally Accessible
The night life is Epic
Every student at this school needs Rain boots! Puddle jumping is so much more fun if you don't end up with soaked jeans.
Most students spend their Saturday nights Out on the town, partying, or just hanging with friends
Went to West Salem High
Favorite class is Practically any in the Honors Program of the business college...FANTASTIC!
Favorite professor is Nagesh Murthy
Favorite activity is Working at the Rec Center--such a diverse environment and so fun!
Another awesome thing is If you want to stay in Oregon, it's great to have a connection to such a big name on your resume. There are so many UO Alumni out there and you can have an instant special connection when you go to apply for a job just because you're a DUCK!
Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Do reasonably well academically and be well rounded (sports, music, volunteering, etc)
I wish I knew Parking is terrible! It's way better to get an on-campus job and just walk everywhere. (Plus all UO students get free rides on the buses, so you can utilize that.)
Time needed to find a job post-graduation 1-6 months