WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:07.000 [music playing] 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:12.000 Rocio Olivera: I come to Western Oregon University because its a comfortable family campus. I won't get lost in the masses of people, 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:16.000 but most importantly it is affordable. 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:23.000 Attention California and other western states residents. You are eligible for a substantial reduction in non-resident tuition. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:30.000 With the Western Undergraduate Exchange you could save an average of $8,600 a year on non-resident tuition and fees. 00:00:32.000 --> 00:00:36.000 In fact you will pay less to attend WOU than a California state university. 00:00:37.000 --> 00:00:42.000 Don't forget, Oregon has no sales tax. So your overall cost of living will be lower. 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:47.000 Lindsay Jolliff: Western Oregon University is my school because of the guaranteed tuition promise 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:51.000 and I know exactly where my money is going and how much I will be spending. 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:56.000 Western Oregon University is breaking ground again with the new tuition option for students. 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:62.000 The tuition choice offers students and families flexibility and a choice with tuition programs . 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:09.000 Students can choose from the tuition promise, with a four year guaranteed rate or the traditional plan with a lower rate for years one and two. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:14.000 Caleb Barsh:I transferred to Western Oregon University because they had my major, psychology, and it was close to home. 00:01:15.000 --> 00:01:19.000 So I figured it would be a good place for me to pursue my education while being close to my family. 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:24.000 WOU has been recognized nationally as one of the top 20 small state schools in the country. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:29.000 Known for small class sizes and a faculty to student ratio of 18:1; 00:01:30.000 --> 00:01:34.000 students at Western are able to get plenty of one on one interaction with there instructors. 00:01:35.000 --> 00:01:40.000 Jennifer McCarroll: I'm so glad I came to Western because the campus is beautiful anytime of year, rain or shine 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:45.000 and all the new facilities that have been made available to us like the Health and Wellness Center and Ackerman Hall, where I live, are great! 00:01:46.000 --> 00:01:56.000 In 2010 WOU completed over $50 million in new construction including the nations most environmentally sustainable residence hall. 00:01:57.000 --> 00:01:62.000 Introducing, Ackerman Hall. The only LEED Platinum Certified Residence Hall in the US. 00:02:03.000 --> 00:02:09.000 Featuring solar panels, comfortable lounge furniture made from repurposed wood, and a convenient recycling center. 00:02:10.000 --> 00:02:16.000 The new Health and Wellness Center is a 45 thousand square foot facility with two court gymnasium, two racquet ball courts, 00:02:17.000 --> 00:02:22.000 weight training area, cardiovascular area, rock climbing wall, indoor swimming pool, classrooms and locker rooms. 00:02:23.000 --> 00:02:30.000 A major remodel of the University Student Center is complete, and plans are underway for a state of the art science lab. 00:02:30.000 --> 00:02:37.000 Kenneth Hayes: I chose Western Oregon University because of its popular major in Criminal Justice and I'm able to pursue my dreams in football. 00:02:37.000 --> 00:02:40.000 [Crowd cheering.] 00:02:41.000 --> 00:02:48.000 Western Oregon University consists of two colleges. College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 00:02:49.000 --> 00:02:57.000 Students can choose from 42 undergraduate and 11 graduate degrees ranging from Business and Economics to Information Technology and Creative Arts. 00:02:58.000 --> 00:02:64.000 WOU has added new academic majors including Gerontology, Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Digital Media. 00:03:05.000 --> 00:03:10.000 Choosing Western Oregon is the best decision I've ever made because they have my major here which is American Sign Language Studies 00:03:10.000 --> 00:03:13.000 and I can complete my college education in four years. 00:03:14.000 --> 00:03:19.000 I would recommend Western over any other college because we have great new facilities, a great student body. 00:03:20.000 --> 00:03:22.000 I believe it is up and coming and it will only get better. 00:03:23.000 --> 00:03:32.000 Western Oregon University ... affordable excellence!