Growing up with a father who worked at the school and two siblings who obtained their higher education there, along with rooting for the school's sports teams, I have always dreamed of going to Oregon State University. Now that I'm here, I find that it is the most pleasant learning experience I have ever had.
Beginning Summer term, I walked the campus for the first time, with its well-kept lawns, abundance of trees and bushes, and classical building styles designed to enhance its learning environment. Every course I've taken on campus thus far, I've had plenty of one-on-one interaction with friendly, personable professors. Each professor has involved his or her students in his or her lectures; no professor's back is to the class, while the professor rattles off oft recited, soulless monologue. Furthermore, my academic advisors have been enthusiastic about showing me the way.
If one lives in the Willamette Valley, I highly recommend Oregon State University.