Top Universities in Oregon

By | April 20, 2019

For those interested in studying in Oregon, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Oregon institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

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Rankings Schools
1 University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
Tuition: in-state: $9,310, out-of-state: $28,660
Total enrollment: 24,396
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 73.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 85%
6-year graduation rate: 67%
Classes with under 20 students: 37.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 993-1223
2 Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
Tuition: in-state: $8,082, out-of-state: $22,212
Total enrollment: 24,977
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 77.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 82%
6-year graduation rate: 61%
Classes with under 20 students: 33.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 990-1260
3 Portland State University (Portland, OR)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 28,584
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 70.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 70%
6-year graduation rate: 35%
Classes with under 20 students: 35.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 910-1160


Top Universities in Oregon

History of baseball in the USA

Entertainment with a ball and a bat was known (and popular) in the United States already in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. But baseball, as we know it today, appeared in 1845, when one of the first amateur baseball teams in the United States, the New York Knickerbockers , was created in New York, and one of its founders, Alexander Cartwright , wrote the rules (Knickerbocker Rules), which became the basis for the further development of the game. The first match under the new rules was played on June 19, 1846 in Hoboken, New Jersey, between the New York Knickerbockers and the New York Nine, with the Bridges losing by a crushing score of 23-1.

Baseball was rapidly gaining popularity and already in 1857 the National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) was created, uniting sixteen amateur clubs that played in the Big Apple area. In 1865, after the end of the Civil War, the association included almost a hundred clubs, and three years later – almost four hundred (including those from distant Louisiana and California).

Baseball spread so rapidly across the United States, the number of its fans and fans grew so rapidly that already in 1869 the Red Stockings team (Cincinnati Red Stockings, “Red Stockings”) from Cincinnati, Ohio, became professional (that is, such, in which players were paid wages for playing baseball). The Red Stockings won sixty games and went undefeated in their first season, the only “perfect season” in the history of professional baseball (of course, you have to consider that they played with amateurs from NABBP).

Following the Red Stockings, other professional teams began to organize in the United States, already in 1871 the National Association of Professional Baseball Players (NAPBBP) was created, which included more than twenty clubs.

With the advent of professional teams, the amateur baseball organization disintegrated, and the NAPBBP lasted only about four years, but on February 2, 1876, it was replaced by the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs (more often simply called the National League, National League, NL). Eight teams entered the new league, two of which still play today (although they changed names and cities – the Chicago White Stockings became the modern Chicago Cubs, and the Boston Red Stockings turned into the Atlanta Braves).