Skip to Main Content
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 is a highly rated public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,852 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Oregon State acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Human Development, and Public Health. Graduating 63% of students, Oregon State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
About Oregon State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
77%
Application Deadline
September 1
SAT Range
990-1240
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,484/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,102/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,737/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,410/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,198/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,593/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Rates starting at 3.97% APR + 1% Cash Back
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.198 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.198 responses
Do You Work at Oregon State University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,852Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 135 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    41%
  • White
    18%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Native Oregonian
    9%
  • Athletic
    7%
  • Stressed
    6%
  • Country
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.228 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.279 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 154 responses
Report
  • Beaver Nation!
    59%
  • I need to be done already
    12%
  • Engineering Oriented
    10%
  • Opportunity
    6%
  • Your graduation matters
    5%
  • Science
    3%
  • Rural
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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
Colleges like Oregon State University
More

Oregon State University Reviews

2,649 reviews
All Categories
There are so many great and smart people here that have made my experience beyond amazing, but there is one issue. Being at such a large school makes everyday life feel so un-personal. This can be great in someways, more opportunities compared to other institutes, access to higher end facilities, and even the ability to try things you never even knew were possible. The problem that appears though is that to many parts of the school, students are just an income. There are so many departments that do whatever they can to cycle through everyone and it makes retention an issue at this school. Overall though, I've enjoyed my experiences here at OSU!
Start Your Review of Oregon State University
Rate It!
The Public Health and Human Services department at Oregon State University was wonderful. I felt passionate about helping others before I began undergraduate school, but this passion intensified as I furthered my education. The faculty cared about my education, and I never felt bored regarding the material. On a larger scale, the University itself was a terrific experience and I'm glad I chose it. Go beavs!
I transferred to OSU from the University of Oregon and it was the best decision I could have made! My professors and teaching assistants were all fantastic and made the experience worth the change. Corvallis is a beautiful city and so is Oregon State campus. There could be a bit more diversity, maybe encourage people to participate more in exchange programs or something.