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Oregon State University, also known as
OSU, is a coeducational public research
university in Corvallis, Oregon. OSU
offers more than 200 academic degree
programs; its programs in ecology,
forestry, zoology, food science and other
areas have often been cited as top-tier.

OSU is a land-grant university as well as
a sea-grant, space-grant and sun-grant
institution; it is one of just two U.S.
institutions to earn all four
designations. (Cornell University is the
other one.) It is classified by The
Carnegie Foundation as part of the
foundation’s top tier of research
institutions.

Rankings

OSU was ranked by the 2005 Carnegie
Classification of Institutions of Higher
Learning as a “Comprehensive Doctoral with
Medical/Veterinary” university, one of
only three Pacific Northwest schools to
receive this honor. In 2007, STACK
Magazine ranked OSU as one of the nation’s
top 50 universities in academics, athletic
opportunity and overall performance.

Degree Programs

The school is comprised of twelve colleges
and two schools: College of Agricultural
Sciences; College of Education; College of
Public Health and Human Sciences;
University Honors College; College of
Engineering; College of Veterinary
Medicine; College of Earth, Ocean and
Atmospheric Sciences, Defense Education
College (ROTC); College of Liberal Arts;
Graduate School; College of Science;
College of Pharmacy; College of Forestry
and College of Business.

Library System

The Valley Library is open around the
clock during fall, spring and winter
terms, with reduced hours during the
summer term. Resources include the
Learning Commons, Computer Help Desk,
Student Multimedia Services and
Collaborative Learning Center.
Additionally, the circulation desk loans
laptops, lockers, headphones, eReaders and
other materials.

The Northwest Art Collection is dispersed
throughout the library.

Athletics

With a total of three NCAA championships,
OSU has an athletic history that traces
back to 1893 when Jimmie the Coyote was
selected as its mascot. That was changed
to the Beaver in 1910.

Reser Stadium is the venue for OSU
football. In 1962, the school had its
first Heisman Trophy winner in quarterback
Terry Baker. The University of Oregon is
considered OSU’s premier rival.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

OSU offers federal aid in the forms of
Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental
Educational Opportunity Grants,
work-study, Federal Perkins Loans, and
Federal Direct Ford Loan programs.
Scholarships, departmental awards, private
awards and State of Oregon Opportunity
Grants are also available, as are private
supplemental/alternative loans.

Student Housing

OSU offers traditional residence halls and
cooperative housing. The former includes
Buxton Hall, Cauthorn Hall, Hawley Hall,
Poling Hall, Sackett Hall, Weatherford
Hall, and West Hall on the West Side,
Bloss Hall, Finley Hall, Halsell Hall and
the International Living-Learning Center
on the South Side; Callahan Hall, McNary
Hall and Wilson Hall on the East Side, as
well as The Gem, a privateliy managed,
upperclassman-only hall.

Cooperative houses are Avery Lodge, Azalea
House, Dixon Lodge and Oxford House.

General Information

Admission
Office

104 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-2130
(541) 737-4411
(800) 291-4192
Fax: (541) 737-2482
[email protected]
Contact: Michele Sandlin
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

104 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-1000
www.oregonstate.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 16,673
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 3,106
Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,907

Graduate enrollment: 3,095

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees
offered:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First
Professional

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $50
Online application fee: $50
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 85%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 81%

College Majors

Agriculture
& Related Sciences

Agricultural

Business B
Agricultural

Economics B
Agriculture

– General B
Agronomy/Crop

Science B
Animal
Sciences B
Food
Science B
Horticulture

Science B
Plant
Sciences B
Range
Science/Management B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

American
Studies B
Ethnic
Studies – General B
Latin
American affairs C
Women's
studies C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art –
General B
Arts –
General B
Fashion
Design B
Interior
Design B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Bacteriology

B
Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Biophysics

B
Biotechnology

B
Botany B
Entomology

B
Zoology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Business
Administration/Management B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

Education
Technology/Industrial

Arts Education B

Engineering
Biomedical

Engineering B
Chemical
Engineering B
Civil
Engineering B
Computer
Engineering – General B
Construction

Engineering B
Electrical/Communications

Engineering B
Engineering

Physics B
Environmental

Engineering B
Forest
Engineering B
Industrial

Engineering B
Manufacturing

Engineering B
Mechanical

Engineering B
Mining/Mineral

Engineering B
Nuclear
Engineering B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B
Speech/Rhetorical

Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile

Studies B
Consumer
Merchandising B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies B
Housing
Studies B
Human
Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language &
Literature

French B
German B
Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical

Laboratory Technology B
Environmental

Health B
Health
Physics/Radiologic Health B
Health
System Administration B
Public
Health Education B

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal
Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical

Sciences B
Gerontology

C
Global
Studies B
Language
in culture C
Peace
studies C
Twentieth

century studies C

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Environmental

Science B
Fishing/Fisheries

B
Forest
Management B
Forest
Resources Production B
Natural
Resources & Conservation –
General B
Natural
Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness

Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical

Fitness B
Parks,
Recreation & Fitness – General
B

Philosophy & Religion
Ethics C
Philosophy

B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Geology
B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology

B
Economics

B
Geography

B
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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