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Oregon State University
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  • 4 Year
  • CORVALLIS, OR

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  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 18,496 undergraduate students. The Oregon State acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 68% of students, Oregon State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.

About

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

Branch Campuses

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
89%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1120-1370
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
$20,318 / 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
$9,156 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
66%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 180 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 255 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 255 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
30
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
30
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    55%
  • On Campus
    15%
  • Online
    30%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,496 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
9,068
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 187 responses
  • Friendly
    38%
  • White
    14%
  • Native Oregonian
    10%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • N/A, online only.
    7%
  • Stressed
    6%
  • Athletic
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 285 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 336 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 208 responses
  • Beaver Nation!
    51%
  • I need to be done already
    10%
  • Opportunity
    9%
  • Engineering Oriented
    8%
  • Rural
    4%
  • Your graduation matters
    4%
  • Science
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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. 137 responses

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