Oregon State is a highly rated public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,829 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Oregon State acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Computer Science, Human Development, and Public Health. Graduating 65% of students, Oregon State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.
Oregon State University Rankings
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- 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.260 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.260 responses
Most Popular Majors
Computer Science495 Graduates
Human Development352 Graduates
Public Health212 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering177 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching142 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.290 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.341 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.128 responses
Oregon State University Reviews
I have very fond memories from my time attending OSU. If you're transferring in I highly recommend living in one of the Co-Op houses instead of a dorm. There are plenty of convenient off-campus apartments as well. Lots and lots to explore in the surrounding area including hiking, skiing, water sports, the coast, etc. I always felt safe in the Corvallis community. Corvallis still has that small-town vibe but really has a great variety of shops, restaurants and culture to offer. Go Beavs!
OSU really messed me up. I had 2 classes spring term that I had important ungraded projects and tests. All the grades came through late, along with the graded finals, AFTER the term. Unfortunately they weren't the grades I expected. And the professors won't even email me back with my questions. If I had known it would be so bad I would've enrolled in different classes for fall but of course I can't switch now because the classes are full. And of course they are full like 75% of the classes offered at OSU!
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!