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 one of only two universities 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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Eye for detail

Auna Godinez explores the art and science of renewable materials.

kylie welch

Swimming through science

Culture and biology connect for an undergraduate from Bend.

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A Native perspective

Samantha Chisholm Hatfield uses Traditional Ecological Knowledge to make sense of climate change.

Ed Ray

State of the University 2016

Join Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray for a review of the university's accomplishments over the last year.

jeannie sullivan

Jeannie Sullivan: fearless leader

Sullivan came to Oregon State from New York to study whales with world-renowned experts.

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Representing students

In addition to studying economics and environmental sciences, Brett Morgan serves on the board of trustees of Oregon State University.