A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Oregon State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Pac-12 Conference
Address
1500 S.W. Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Oregon State University

Cost

Net Price
$16,462/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,804/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,186/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,945/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,458/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,061/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
66%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.165 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.164 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.164 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,477Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 104 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    51%
  • White
    17%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Athletic
    8%
  • Stressed
    8%
  • Horny
    1%
  • Motivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.194 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.245 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • Beaver Nation!
    68%
  • Engineering Oriented
    12%
  • Your graduation matters
    6%
  • Opportunity
    5%
  • Science
    4%
  • I need to be done already
    2%
  • Environmental
    1%

After Oregon State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
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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The school has a strong nuclear engineering program that is small and focused. Each class is interesting and each professor is different, although they all have one thing in common: they are very smart. The program allows students to engage in (as close as one can get to) hands on activities with reactors, radioisotopes, and readings. My favorite experience so far has been getting to stand on top of the OSU TRIGA reactor and watch the Cherenkov radiation glow and then flash as the reactor was pulsed. Getting to see quantum mechanics in action was awesome!
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I am an ECampus student at OSU. My online education has been good so far. I've had a variety of classes and the difficulty, course workload and styles have all been different. Some 3 credit courses have been more difficult than the 4 credit courses. Each Professor and instructor has a different way of doing things which will keep you on your toes!
As an Ecampus student at Oregon State University, I am really impressed with how helpful the staff is. Anytime I have had a question I have been able to pick up the phone and get the answer that I'm looking for in a timely manner. The process of submitting my application, getting accepted, and enrolling for classes was very simple! I know that I made the right choice when I chose Oregon State University.