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Oregon State University
  • 4 Year
  • CORVALLIS, OR

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On May 4, 2021, OSU announced its intent to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees who learn, work or engage with others in-person during classes or university activities. Students can now comply with this policy by confirming their vaccination status through Student Health Services. Information on seeking exemptions to this requirement will be available by July 9, 2021. Learn More

Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Oregon State is a highly rated public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,554 undergraduate students. The Oregon State acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Business, and Human Development. Graduating 67% of students, Oregon State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.

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1500 SW JEFFERSON AVENUE
CORVALLIS, OR 97331
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference

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Oregon State University Rankings

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OSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1080-1320
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,273 / 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
$8,344 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
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
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 228 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 228 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
22
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
22
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    50%
  • Online
    23%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,554 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,693
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 160 responses
  • Friendly
    40%
  • White
    15%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Native Oregonian
    9%
  • Stressed
    7%
  • N/A, online only.
    6%
  • Athletic
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 258 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 309 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 181 responses
  • 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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