A Tier 1 Research University

– One of only 40 public universities nationwide (out of 1,705 institutions ranked) with the Carnegie Foundation’s Tier 1 Very High Research Activity and Community Engagement designations

Among 21 public university Best Buys

 – in the US, Canada and Great Britain in the 2014 Fiske Guide to College

Top 70 universities in the US

– Top 150 in the world by Academic Ranking of Worldwide Universities in 2013

$285 million

– in research funding received in 2013-2014

Forestry and agricultural sciences ranked #9 worldwide

– by a recent QS World University study

Top 25 Green Colleges  

- in the US by the 2011 Kaplan Guide

- #70 Top Public Schools

- according to US News & World Report

#138 National Universities

– according to US News & World Report

#3 Best College Town in the US

- according to the American Institute of Economic Research in 2014

OSU named a "Cool School"

– by the Sierra Club for exception sustainability practices

The most school spirit

– Named one of the top 25 spirited college campuses by the Huffington Post

Best in the West

 – In the 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region, Princeton Review