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As a result of university efforts to engage in social distancing to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Oregon State University Office of Admissions recruitment and visit programs will be cancelled until further notice. Although we’re sad you can’t come to campus, we are excited to invite you to engage in a virtual visit experience. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 is a highly rated public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,591 undergraduate students. The Oregon State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Human Development, and Business. Graduating 67% of students, Oregon State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference

Branch Campuses of Oregon State University

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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.

OSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1080-1310
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,625/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,170/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
66%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.165 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.227 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.227 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
19
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
19
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    54%
  • Online
    21%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,591Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,108
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 158 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    41%
  • White
    15%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Native Oregonian
    9%
  • Stressed
    6%
  • N/A, online only.
    6%
  • Athletic
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.257 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.308 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 180 responses
Report
  • Beaver Nation!
    54%
  • I need to be done already
    11%
  • Engineering Oriented
    9%
  • Opportunity
    7%
  • Your graduation matters
    4%
  • Rural
    4%
  • Science
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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Amazing school, very well organized. Lots of resources, awesome campus : beautiful, peaceful. I feel honored to be an Alum from here. I felt my education from here was very valuable. Really loved the labs, classes can be a bit large. One downfall can be when the larger classes split into smaller groups throughout the week and a Graduate student teacher is in charge ( sometimes they aren't super helpful, sometimes they're- but you could run into this at any school). The library is huge- six floors-higher up you go - the quieter it is. Private study rooms for rent with key cards at front desk. Really lovely!
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I am a OSU online computer science student. This postbacc program is a great way for those with non-CS backgrounds to break into tech. The professors are easily accessible on Piazza and via email as are the TAs. The cost of the degree is just under $30k, and most of it can be paid for with student loans. The program can be completed in 1-2 years depending on your work schedule. The intro classes are taught in Python which is a great beginner language. Because this program is online, you can complete it from anywhere. All you need is a laptop and a whiteboard. Highly recommend!
I am a OSU online computer science student. This postbacc program is a great way for those with non-CS backgrounds to break into tech. The professors are easily accessible on Piazza and via email as are the TAs. The cost of the degree is just under $30k, and most of it can be paid for with student loans. The program can be completed in 1-2 years depending on your work schedule. The intro classes are taught in Python which is a great beginner language. Because this program is online, you can complete it from anywhere. All you need is a laptop and a whiteboard. Highly recommend!