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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  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 18,829 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.
About Oregon State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Pacific-12 Conference
Address
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331
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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
79%
Application Deadline
September 1
SAT Range
1070-1300
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,205/ 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
$8,263/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

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
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.260 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.260 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,829Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,009
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 197 responses
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  • Friendly
    29%
  • White
    12%
  • Frat Bros
    10%
  • Country
    9%
  • Stressed
    9%
  • Native Oregonian
    8%
  • N/A, online only.
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.290 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.341 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 220 responses
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  • Beaver Nation!
    42%
  • I need to be done already
    14%
  • Win or lose Beavs booze
    9%
  • Rural
    8%
  • Engineering Oriented
    7%
  • Agricultural
    5%
  • Opportunity
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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
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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!
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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!