Oregon State University

About Oregon State

Oregon State is a leading public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation.

Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is the only university in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations.

As Oregon’s leading public research university, with $308.9 million in external funding in the 2015 fiscal year, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond.

With 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.232 billion.

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Beaver Nation

No matter where you are, you will find Beaver Nation. We make people healthier and communities stronger. We are a Nation of do what you love, push up your sleeves, make the world better.

OSU Stories

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Rocking outdoor education

The Adventure Leadership Institute continues an impressive history of mountaineering and outdoor recreation at Oregon State.

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Plunging into ocean science

Genevie Guevara earned Oregon State’s first ocean science degree.

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At home in the greenhouse

Students live in and care for two on-campus greenhouses.

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The importance of history

Mohamed Shaker studied history in the College of Liberal Arts and the top-rated University Honors College.

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Understanding ALS

World-class researcher Joe Beckman is working toward a cure for ALS.

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Naturally successful

Emily Day found herself studying Forestry at Oregon State.