OSU Description

The Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, is a land-grant institution that strives to prepare Oregon students for lives of academic excellence, research and civic engagement through its high quality academics and nationally renowned research programs.

Since the university is dedicated to producing leaders who can contribute to Oregon’s economic and industrial development, OSU offers Oregon residents discounted tuition. Whether you are a resident or not, you can still apply for financial aid through federal and state programs by filing a FAFSA.

OSU offers academics in more than 200 areas of study through its six schools:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Health and Wellness
  • Science and Natural Resources

Students who want to immerse themselves in a research project need only find a program through the Oregon State Undergraduate Research Framework organization, which provides the resources to find programs in any field of interest, whether in the sciences, medical fields or liberal arts.

College life at OSU is exciting and enriching. With more than 300 student clubs to join, you will find a friendly, inviting community awaiting you. Whether you want to help out in the community, experience Greek life or earn a leadership role in the student government, there are plenty of options to get involved.

The campus also serves as an entertainment and cultural center for both students and the community. OSU often hosts many guest speakers, as well as coordinates festivals, concerts, theatre productions and art exhibits so that everyone can broaden their horizons.

Applications are available on the OSU’s website. For more information on specific admissions requirements, please contact the school.

Quick Facts about Oregon State University, Corvallis

Region

Northwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Beavers

Nickname

OSU

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$ 5,603

Out-of-State Tuition

$ 5,603

Retention Rate

83%

Enrollment

20,875

Year Established

1858

OSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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67% of students gave Oregon State University, Corvallis 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I really love the University. I love the greek life. The students are very diverse, the professors are diverse and there is alot of different people to visit with and learn from. The community is very rewarding.

Former Student - Last Attended 2012

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I loved the music program and Marching band is my most memorable time. I made some good friends. The booksstore is great and user friendly. The school layout is pretty good.New students need more help from acedemic advisers.

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OSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
16,673
Freshman Class
5,002
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
20,875

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
80%
Graduate
20%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
66%
Part-Time
34%

Gender of Students

Women
48%
Men
52%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
5%
African American
2%
Caucasian
72%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
9%
Unknown and Other
11%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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