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Oregon State University was founded more than 150 years ago as a land grant institution, building on the idea that everybody deserves access to an education that transforms their lives.
We're proud to be one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the United States. This honor reflects our deep connection to the natural world and all who depend on it.
Our admissions advisors are available to help you during your journey to Oregon State.
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Available Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:45pm (Pacific)
You can apply now and choose to use the OSU-specific application or the Common Application, which makes it easier to apply to multiple universities. Access the Common App FAQ for extra guidance. Transfer students follow a different set of application steps.
As we process your application you can check your admission status.
Congratulations! After admission, there are a few next steps on your path to Oregon State enrollment.
2022-2023 Student Expenses
Oregon State is a participating institution in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. With the WUE Scholarship, residents from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Palau, and the North Mariana Islands may be eligible for tuition at 150% of resident tuition (renewable for 4 years).
New incoming students are considered for WUE based on the information they provide in the admissions process. Awards are competitive and not all students from these participating states and territories are chosen to receive WUE rates. Read detailed WUE Program Information.
Starting November 1st each year, students may use OSU ScholarDollars to apply for the almost $15 million in donor-funded scholarships. By applying, they will be considered for over 2,000 OSU scholarship opportunities!
Oregon State University announces new policy to grant in-state tuition rates for students who are enrolled members of the 574 Federally Recognized Indian Tribes.
Oregon State University students receive an excellent value from their hard work, and it pays off. According to PayScale, Oregon State graduates earn a median early career salary of $57,700 and $104,500 at mid-career.
Academic advisors are assigned to all students to help navigate university policies and connect students with opportunities that enrich their undergraduate program. More on undergraduate advising.
The Academic Success Center provides services including tutoring, study centers, the writing center and academic coaching. Academic coaching is designed to enhance student well-being, improve academic performance, and improve study strategies. More information on the ACS.
The Career Development Center is expanding its Beyond OSU program, the university-wide approach to ensure that all Oregon State students graduate equipped for the future. Our university's commitment to student success after graduation remains strong as it builds on an already extensive support system offered by the career center. More from the Career Development Center.
The time to complete an undergraduate degree can vary by student and program. Factors such as research projects. internships, declaring a second major or spending a year abroad can add time to the undergraduate experience.
It's also possible to accomplish more than you expect in four years. Oregon State Ecampus programs and courses offer flexibility and convenience through a variety of online courses.
Oregon State draws students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
Total students in fall 2021: 34,108
First-year student residency in fall 2021:
A vibrant, welcoming community:
Location is one of the most important factors affecting your decision to attend Oregon State. Corvallis is consistently ranked among the top 10 college towns in the nation and is known for innovation, education, entertainment, sustainability, and overall livability. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest, with beautiful landscapes, friendly citizens, and an outstanding quality of life.
The city is about 50 miles northwest of Eugene, 90 miles south of Portland, and has a population of about 58,000. Small, local businesses surround the Oregon State campus, and major national retail stores are only a short drive away.
Oregon State is actively updating and expanding its academic and campus resources.
The student experience at Oregon State is as unique as the person. While we strive to show what a typical student can expect during their undergraduate experience, there are so many stories that need to be told. Take a few moments to view videos of our students' stories.
Living-Learning Communities are academic programs that partner with residential communities on campus. In addition to living among students in the same major, college, academic focus or program, we hold events that are related to the students' areas of interest.
Oregon State is part of the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative. The program collaborates on research and education in support of food systems innovation within and beyond universities. At our dining centers, cafes and campus markets, you'll find organic choices and food from growers around Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, as well as ingredients produced on campus.
Oregon State strives to create a supportive environment so students can be successful inside and outside the classroom. Realizing our commitment to change and dismantling systemic racism requires that we collaboratively work as faculty, staff and students to act, consistent with the mission and the values of Oregon State.
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The goal of the Office of Admissions is to make the application process as smooth and transparent as possible. We enjoy speaking with parents and helping however we can. Please reach out to us and ask any questions or encourage your students to contact us directly at 800-291-4192.
If you want to hear about the latest updates from Oregon State and its undergraduate experience, request information about one of our campuses.
Come see what a typical student 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.