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

Come see what an OSU student's typical day is like. You will learn about our academic programs, tour the residence halls, and take a student-led tour of campus.

Admissions Blog

Oregon State – Oregon’s Premiere Research Institution

Aug 26, 2014

Washington Monthly has named Oregon State No.87 in the 2014 National Universities Rankings. They ranked schools based on the following categories: Social Mobility: recruiting and graduation low-income students Research: producing cutting edge scholarship and PhDs Service: encouraging students to give something back to their country The Oregonian highlights Oregon State as as “Oregon’s best big […] Read full story.

Freshman 15? Oregon State says it’s a myth!

Aug 20, 2014

Have you heard of the phrase the “Freshman 15″? If not, this is a common phrase amongst college students implying that in your first year you will gain 15 pounds as you experience eating whatever you want, whenever you want! But a 2009 Oregon State study showed that the average first-year students puts on somewhere […] Read full story.

OSU in Top 50 LGBT Friendly Colleges & Universities

Aug 18, 2014

The group Campus Pride has ranked Oregon State as one of the top 50 LGBT Friendly colleges and universities in the U.S.! According to the The Oregonian, The group released its national rankings, which are based on campus policies and practices, including whether the school pays special attention to recruiting LGBT students, providing them with […] Read full story.

Corvallis Ranked 10th Best College Town in America

Aug 13, 2014

Best College Reviews has come out with a new list ranking of the U.S.’s best college towns and Corvallis (home to Oregon State University) came in at the #10 best college town in America. These rankings considered livability, student-to-resident ratio, cultural offerings, school presence, and larger employers. Here is was Best College Reviews had to […] Read full story.

OSU, Top Campus Worth Traveling for

Aug 12, 2014

Oregon State University was recently featured on a TripAdvisor’s website FlipKey. The FlipKey blog mentioned OSU in an article titiled, “50 States Series: Top Campuses Worth Traveling For.” They compiled a list of one college or university per state that is a must-see. For the state of Oregon, OSU was featured as the highlighted university […] Read full story.

OSU Events


Residence Hall Move In



Arriving at OSU – September 23 and 24, 2014

During Fall 2014, OSU move-in will be spread over two days, Sept. 23 and


START-Transfer students (Corvallis, OR)

This START day will be folded into the CONNECT schedule of events.…
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