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 University is ...
Public
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
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
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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

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
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.178 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,493Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    45%
  • White
    26%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Athletic
    7%
  • Stressed
    7%
  • Horny
    1%
  • Motivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.208 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.259 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 143 responses
Report
  • Beaver Nation!
    62%
  • I need to be done already
    11%
  • Engineering Oriented
    10%
  • Your graduation matters
    6%
  • Opportunity
    5%
  • Science
    3%
  • Environmental
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ 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
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The campus is beautiful! You'll never had a dull time because of events hosted by the university and the numerous activities. The recreational center is a great place to relax and exercise. The educational programs are one of the best in Oregon, a lot of these programs receive funding for amazing research projects.
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I've only been going online for this fall term, but I love it. All the staff, admin and professors alike, are very willing to help and answer questions. Very LGBT friendly, which is important to me. To any fellow trans* folk out there, Oregon State will let you use a preferred name even if you haven't been able to change it legally yet. It's a life saver!
I love my school. I have found the culture of OSU to be even better than I had imagined. The campus is close together and beautiful, the buildings are very nice and are packed with character. I have found the majority of staff to be very friendly and helpful. Overall, my experience at OSU has been great, I'm looking forward to starting another year!