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.
Oregon State University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.165 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.198 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.198 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Science495 Graduates
Human Development352 Graduates
Public Health212 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering177 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies159 Graduates
Business Administration and Management147 Graduates
Chemical Engineering130 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science130 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.228 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.279 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.128 responses
Oregon State University Reviews
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!
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.