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About OSU

Oregon's Premier Research University

Out There

110 Countries Represented

50 States Represented

19,142 Oregon Residents


Total Students:  31,904

26,480 Undergraduate
5,424 Graduate

Who We Are

Admissions Profile (mid-50%) Fall 2019

Men:  53%
Women:  47% 

International Students 3,828

Students of color 7,976

First-year students 3,778

Average high school GPA
of freshman class 3.63


Expenses 2018-2019

Resident Tuition:  $11,211
Non-resident Tuition:  $30,141

Personal Expenses: $2,085

Housing and Meals:  $11,904

Books and Supplies:  $1,200

Visit Our Beautiful Campus!

Come see what an OSU student's typical day is like. You will have the opportunity to learn about our academic programs, tour the residence halls, and take a student led tour of campus. Our friendly TOUR Ambassadors are happy to assist you in planning a personalized campus visit.

OSU offers tours for high school and independent counselors!

Counselor Resources

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Admissions FAQ

OSU requires students graduating high school in the year 2013 and beyond to submit SAT or ACT scores. Students can submit an ACT score, or either of the SAT tests - the previous version that includes the mandatory essay portion, or the new 2016 version in which the essay will be an optional portion of the test.  OSU does not prefer, nor require the essay portion of the ACT or SAT exams.

Note: Oregon State University prefers that scores are sent electronically from College Board (SAT) and/or ACT, but will also accept scores included on official high school transcripts.

It is not an advantage to pay extra for "rush" scores and in some cases may add to the time it will take to process the scores within our office.

The SAT college code for Oregon State University is 4586.
The ACT college code for Oregon State University is 3482.

read more about OSU admission requirements

Students who have applied by the Priority Application deadline of February 1 must have all supporting documents required to make their application file complete (official transcripts, official test scores, etc.) to the OSU Office of Admissions by February 16 to be considered.

Office of Admissions
104 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331

New freshmen who are admitted for one term, but wish to defer their admission to a term in a future academic year must make a written request to the OSU Office of Admissions. Please reference our Deferring Your Admission page for complete details.

EAP Oregon is designed for high school seniors, current college students, and post-baccalaureate students to reserve their place in our Pharm.D. program! Deadline to submit documents is January 4th, 2019.

Events Calendar

OSU Calendar

Explore OSU

This is a unique opportunity to meet with OSU representatives and explore the offerings of Oregon's Premier Research University.  Information about academic programs, scholarship opportunities, student life, and more will be discussed by our Regional Admissions Advisor from your area.

Beaver Open Houses:

Beaver Open Houses are fall programs that provide an in-depth look at Oregon State and what we have to offer. Take a student-led tour, check out the residence halls, and meet some of our faculty and students.

  • Friday, October 11
  • Saturday, November 2
Beaver Previews:

For prospective high school students beginning their college search, Beaver Previews are half day programs to learn the basics about Oregon State.

  • Saturday, November 23
  • Saturday, February 15
  • Monday, March 23
  • Friday, April 3
Orange & Black Days:

Orange & Black Days are our spring programs for admitted students and their guests. Whether you are a senior in high school or a transfer student, nothing beats a visit to picture yourself as a member of Beaver Nation!

  • Monday, February 17
  • Saturday, March 28
  • Friday, April 10
Destination Beaver Nation

Join members of the OSU community and get the answers to your questions about attending Oregon State University. In addition to student giveaways, there will be discussion about the next steps to joining the Oregon State community including scholarships & financial aid, housing options, and orientation programs.

NACAC College Fairs
START - Orientation at OSU, California, and Hawaii

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