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

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
78%
SAT Range
970-1240
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Oregon State University

Cost

Net Price
$17,706/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,026/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,860/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,693/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,501/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,034/ year

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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.166 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.166 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,493Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • White
    19%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Athletic
    8%
  • Stressed
    8%
  • Horny
    1%
  • Motivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.196 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.247 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 131 responses
Report
  • Beaver Nation!
    67%
  • Engineering Oriented
    11%
  • Your graduation matters
    6%
  • Opportunity
    5%
  • I need to be done already
    4%
  • Science
    4%
  • Environmental
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
48%
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 campus is beautiful! You'll never had a dull time because of events hosted by the university and the numerous activities. The recreational center is a great place to relax and exercise. The educational programs are one of the best in Oregon, a lot of these programs receive funding for amazing research projects.
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I love my school. I have found the culture of OSU to be even better than I had imagined. The campus is close together and beautiful, the buildings are very nice and are packed with character. I have found the majority of staff to be very friendly and helpful. Overall, my experience at OSU has been great, I'm looking forward to starting another year!
The school has a strong nuclear engineering program that is small and focused. Each class is interesting and each professor is different, although they all have one thing in common: they are very smart. The program allows students to engage in (as close as one can get to) hands on activities with reactors, radioisotopes, and readings. My favorite experience so far has been getting to stand on top of the OSU TRIGA reactor and watch the Cherenkov radiation glow and then flash as the reactor was pulsed. Getting to see quantum mechanics in action was awesome!