Oregon State is a leading public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. 

Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations.

As Oregon’s leading public research university, with $308.9 million in external funding in the 2015 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond.

With 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.232 billion.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Corvallis, Oregon
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 79%
  • Average ACT range: 21-27
  • Average SAT range: 1530-1810
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Agriculture; Anthropology; Accounting/Finance; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Biology; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Fisheries; Forestry; Gender Studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Languages; Liberal Arts; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Nutrition; Oceanography; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Relations/Affairs; Public Policy; Sociology; Veterinary Medicine; Zoology
  • Full list of majors available: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/CourseDescription.aspx?level=undergrad


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $49,800


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Women's Gymnastics; Women's Rowing; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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