About Oregon State University

Our campus is Corvallis

The historic OSU campus is located at the heart of Corvallis, characterized by its red brick buildings, old-growth trees and lush greenery. The Memorial Union (pictured at left), where students gather to study and socialize and where many of OSU’s student clubs are based, is the centerpiece of the campus community. The bustling OSU campus is stimulating and diverse, and the Corvallis community is welcoming.

Downtown Corvallis is just a 15 minute walk from campus, where a wide range of local restaurants thrive. From fresh seafood to pan-Asian and Latin fusion, Corvallis is a true food destination. Local breweries abound, as well. The farmer’s market, open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, brings the bounty of the Willamette Valley into one location, where fresh produce, meat, cheese, bread and more are available.

It’s a quiet community that’s perfect for studying, but there’s always something to do - from a huge indoor soccer facility to hiking, river rafting, camping and skiing.


Top 1% Global University

Center for World University Rankings 2018

#1 Safest College Campus in the US

ADT News and Resources 2018

Top 18 % Best Paid Graduates in the US

PayScale College Salary Report 2018


U.S. News & World Report 2019


You are welcome at Oregon State University


Our OSU-Cascades Campus

Named for being close to the Cascades mountain range, the OSU-Cascades campus gives students the advantages of a premier research university in a personalized, small-campus environment.

It is a great option for international students looking for a unique university experience. You can experience American culture in a vibrant small and safe city, explore the great outdoors and pursue a degree with the excellent resources of Oregon State University. With a student community just over 1,200, international students quickly find themselves immersed in the campus community as well as in the region’s local culture.


Oregon State University is a fully-accredited university.