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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Oregon State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Oregon State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
September 1
SAT Range
990-1240
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,484/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,102/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,737/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,410/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,198/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,593/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
66%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.165 responses
31%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.303 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.303 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,852Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 243 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    22%
  • White
    20%
  • Country
    16%
  • Fratty
    11%
  • Native Oregonian
    9%
  • Athletic
    7%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.333 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.384 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 268 responses
Report
  • Beaver Nation!
    34%
  • Win or lose Beavs booze
    18%
  • I need to be done already
    16%
  • Crowded
    8%
  • Engineering Oriented
    6%
  • Diploma Mill
    5%
  • Agriculture, forestry, veterinary
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.128 responses
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Oregon State University Reviews

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The Public Health and Human Services department at Oregon State University was wonderful. I felt passionate about helping others before I began undergraduate school, but this passion intensified as I furthered my education. The faculty cared about my education, and I never felt bored regarding the material. On a larger scale, the University itself was a terrific experience and I'm glad I chose it. Go beavs!
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Overall OSU have great educational programs in Agricultural, Engineer, Health, Forestry, Science, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Education. The Professors and counselors will work together to help students better their education. The student life here is fun and educational, whether you join a Hawaiian Club or fraternity there is always something to do. Oregon State University has a phenomenal campus with wide range of dorms, restaurants, gym, and auditorium. The Beaver store minutes away from Reser Stadium. Oregon State University a welcoming college from people around the world.
The school promotes offices like The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA), The Student Advocacy Center (SAC), Counseling And Psychological Services (CAPS), and The Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center (SARC) as places for students to go to when they face problems on campus, but through my own experience it is blatantly obvious that trying to get appointments in these offices is extremely difficult, and when you finally do have an appointment they dismiss you as if helping you is a bother to them.
My experiences with the EOA this year have been terrible. The associate tasked with working with me has failed to properly follow procedure on multiple occasions, and is incredibly biased in handling cases. It was obvious that she had deemed me guilty before even getting to know me and listen to my side of events. I would highly recommend attending a college that actually cares about helping their students.