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The University of Oregon, a public flagship university located in Eugene, Oregon, is one of the top 105 institutions of higher learning in the United States. The university was founded by the Oregon State Legislature in 1872. Today, it is managed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon, and it sits on 295 acres of land. Its motto is “Mens agitat molem” or “The Mind Moves Mountains.” More than 50 percent of students are from Oregon, and 12 percent of the student population is international. Notable alumni include actress Kaitlin Olson, co-founder of Nike Inc. Phil Knight, another co-founder of Nike Inc., Bill Bowerman, writer Chuck Palahniuk, professor Douglas Hofstadter, comedian Greg Behrendt and film producer Don Simpson. The school’s colors are green and yellow, its mascot is The Oregon Duck and its teams are nicknamed the Ducks. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Pac-12, and the teams have won 28 NCAA team championships. Varsity sports offered by the University of Oregon include men’s football, baseball, basketball, tennis, cross country and golf, and women’s basketball, tennis, golf, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball. The teams have strong ties with Nike Inc., since alumni created the company, and founder Phil Knight is one of the most generous contributors to the college.
Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is at the southern end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, about 50 miles east of the Oregon Coast.As of the 2010 census, Eugene had a population of 156,185; it is the state's second most populous city and the county seat of Lane County. The Eugene-Springfield, Oregon metropolitan statistical area is the 146th largest metropolitan statistical area in the US and the third-largest in the state, behind the Portland Metropolitan Area and the Salem Metropolitan Area. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 250 groups to choose from
Greek Life:Important, more than 30 fraternities and sororities on campus
Party Scene:Notable, known as a party school