Hello, Minnesota!

Considering Oregon State? We have a lot to offer. More than 200 undergraduate degree programs where you can earn your degree in four to five years. Scholarships — 2/3 of Minnesota students received scholarships and/or gift aid this year. A beautiful campus in a safe, welcoming college town. Undergraduate research, internships and other experiential learning. Themed residence halls, a roommate matching service and the ability to pick your own room. 400+ student clubs. See yourself here with a campus visit.

About Oregon State

Oregon State University is Oregon’s leading public research university, with 12 colleges and more than 200 undergraduate degree programs. We attract more high-achieving students than any other school in the state, and our graduates earn more, too. Corvallis is one of America’s smartest, safest, greenest small cities, close to the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Range and Portland. And we field seven men’s and 10 women’s teams in NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference athletics.

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#9 Bike-Friendly Campus

With bike lanes on 97 percent of major city streets, Corvallis is one of the most bike-friendly cities in America, and 30 percent of Oregon State students bike to campus. Free bike repair is available at Dixon Recreation Center.

#7 College Town

Ranked for innovation, education, entertainment and overall livability, Corvallis is consistently among the top 10 college towns in the nation.
Source: American Institute for Economic Research

#10 Greenest University

Oregon State has been named a "top green school" by the Princeton Review, the Kaplan Guide and BestColleges.com. The journal Nature places us 20th in the world for Earth and environmental sciences -- one reason why Corvallis, Oregon, is so often named among America's top green, sustainable and livable cities.

Student Body Profile

50 states represented

106 Minnesota students!

(Minnesota is in Top 10 at OSU)

Men: 53%  Women: 47%

New freshmen average high school

GPA 3.63

110 Countries Represented


Total students: 31,904

Undergraduate 26,480 - 83%

Graduate 5,424 - 17%

International students 3,828 - 12%

Students of color 7,976 - 25%

New freshman 3,778



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Provost Scholarship for First Year Students

GPA Annual Awards
3.00 - 3.49 $3,000
3.50 - 3.59 $5,000
3.60 - 3.749 $6,000
3.75 - 4.00 $8,000

Details for First Year Students

The Provost Scholarship is automatically awarded to those Minnesota residents that exhibit varying levels of academic excellence. These awards are based on the information provided in the OSU Application for Admission and official high school transcripts at the time of admission. The scholarship opportunities don’t stop there! Submit your FAFSA by February 28th and you may qualify for additional funding based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Awards will be finalized in March based upon any additional information that is provided (test scores, improved GPA) by the February 1 deadline. Provost Scholarship award winners are also eligible for additional scholarships either from the University, alumni and/or donors, or the student's OSU academic college/department destination. Additional awards may be announced separately, but will be included in any final award notifications.

Provost Scholarship for Transfer Students

GPA Annual Awards
3.00 - 3.49 transfer GPA $2,000
3.50 - 3.74 transfer GPA $3,000
3.75 - 4.00 transfer GPA $5,000

Details for Transfer Students

Awards are based on the information provided in the OSU Application for Admission and official transcripts from ALL post-high school institutions. To be considered, transfer students must apply by February 1st for the upcoming fall term. Transfer scholarships are awarded only to students admitted for fall term.

Provost Scholarships are available to new, incoming students attending the Corvallis or Bend campuses only. Ecampus (online) students are not eligible.

Last year, 2/3 of Minnesota students received scholarships and/or gift aid!


    Oregon State University is the top public university in Oregon for mid-career salary according to Payscale.com



    2018-2019 Estimated Expenses

    Nonresident tuition



    Other Expenses

    Personal expenses $2,085
    Books and supplies $1,200
    Housing and meals $11,904

    Other Information

    University Scholars Program

    University Scholars LogoThe University Scholars Program (USP) serves all recipients of OSU scholarships. USP provides leadership and service opportunities to enhance students' campus experiences through networking. As part of the USP, scholars are provided direction to be competitive for elite scholarship programs such as the Fulbright, Marshall and Truman Scholarships upon graduation from Oregon State.

    Global Study

    USP scholars are strongly encouraged to pursue research and/or study experiences abroad. Oregon State recognizes the value of international perspectives in its mission to promote economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for people at home and abroad. OSU scholarships, financial aid, and many college resources can be used to fund global study and research.

    National Merit Scholarships

    OSU participates with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) to award merit-based scholarships. Students selected as finalists in the College-Sponsored program who list OSU as their first-choice school on the NMSC application will receive an additional $8,000 over four years.

    IB Diploma Scholarship

    Students participating in an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program may qualify for the IB Diploma Scholarship. To qualify, entering freshmen must have scored a total of 30 or higher on the IB exam and indicated pursuit of the IB Diploma. Advanced awards will be offered in March with offers finalized once scores are verified by the IBO in July. Awards total an additional $12,000 over four years.

    Legacy Scholarships

    The OSU Alumni Association Legacy Access Awards are for incoming freshmen or transfers who have a parent or guardian that is an Oregon State alumnus.  This scholarship is designed to assist prospective students that may not otherwise be able to afford college.  This is a need-based award with a one-time value of $2,000.  Qualifications include:  proof of legacy, 3.65 cumulative GPA, and 1200 SAT.  Selections are competitive and made in March during the competitive round.

    Go Beyond the Classroom


    We don’t just allow undergraduate research. We encourage it. Every year, more than 2,000 Oregon State undergraduates make real contributions to faculty research or pursue projects of their own. Some students even get grant funding and publish their findings before they graduate.


    See the world — and give your education a global perspective. Oregon State offers more than 200 Study Abroad programs on all seven continents, along with international internships and research in over 70 countries. 


    See how what you’re learning in class works in the real world. Internships give you valuable on-the-job experience and professional contacts that can give you a head start on your career. In some cases, an internship can lead to a full-time job offer after graduation.


    Challenge yourself in the Honors College — offering small classes with top professors, outstanding research opportunities and a collaborative, supportive community that encourages curiosity and rewards creativity.


    An Oregon State education is a smart investment. The median income for our alumni is 50 percent greater than the median income of college graduates nationwide. And their average salaries are higher at mid-career than graduates of any other college or university in Oregon. 71% of our graduates get jobs in areas they studied.