The admissions office is back to bring you another college and this time I am going to present the University of Oregon. The University of Oregon (U Of O) is located in Eugene, Oregon about an hour away from Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1876, this campus covers about 300 acres and is located along the Willamette River. The University is organized into 5 main colleges (Arts and Sciences, Business, Design, Education, and Honors).
Oregon is mostly known for being the “Nike School” because Phil Knight is the founder of Nike and is a UO alum who gives a heavy amount of money back to the school. This is why Oregon athletics constantly have uniforms that are out of the ordinary and almost never the same. For one football player, he never wore the same uniform over his entire career because of the wide variety the school has. Along with this, many Nike headquarters, specifically the employee store, is located in Oregon and many people make the trip for the discounted prices.
Oregon athletics participates in the PAC 12 conference and is mostly known for being a football school. Even though they have won a grand total of 0 national championships. The Oregon track program is a perennial powerhouse winning almost every mens and womens national championship in recent years. Their track field is known as “Historical Hayward Field” or “Tracktown USA” and recently hosted the Olympic trials. The stands are so large they feel like you are watching a football game.
See you next week!