Join Beaver Nation Today!

September 13th, 2016

The application for admission to Oregon State University for the Fall 2017 academic year is now live! We invite all high school seniors and transfer students looking to join Beaver Nation to start the application process. Be sure to check out more detailed information regarding admission requirements and deadlines at

Oregon State Memorial Union

Oregon State Memorial Union


Our first application deadline for early round notification is November 1st. A completed application includes an online application submitted, official transcripts on file and official SAT and/or ACT test scores sent directly from the testing agency to Oregon State. First-year students with completed applications by November 1st will be notified of their status by December 16th.

If you have any questions, contact  your Admissions Adviser or the Office of Admissions for assistance.

Go Beavs!

– AG

2016 Commencement Speaker – Juan Felipe Herrera

February 19th, 2016

The Oregon State University 2016 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctorate has been announced as Juan Felipe Herrera! Herrera was appointed the 21st United States Poet Laureate and the first Mexican American to hold this position.

Herrera is the author of thirty books, including collections of poetry, prose, short stories, young adult novels and picture books for children.  In 2014, he released the nonfiction work Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes, which showcases twenty Hispanic and Latino American men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics.

Herrera has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the University of California at Berkeley, the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference, the Stanford Chicano Fellows Program, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was elected an Academy Chancellor in 2011. From 2012-2014, Herrera served as California’s Poet Laureate, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. As the state Poet Laureate, Herrera created an anti-bullying initiative called the i-Promise Joanna Project.jfhucr2

Herrera was educated at UCLA and Stanford University in Social Anthropology, and received his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has taught at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and served as chair of the Chicano and Latin American Studies Department at CSU-Fresno. Herrera recently retired from the Creative Writing Department at UC Riverside, and lives in Fresno, California with his partner, the poet and performance artist, Margarita Robles. Additional information regarding Mr. Herrera and his noteworthy accomplishments and contributions to the community can be found in the press release.

We are honored that Mr. Herrera will give our commencement address on Saturday, June 11, during the 2016 OSU graduation ceremony. Go Beavs!


Priority Deadline February 1

January 13th, 2016

Priority application deadline for Fall 2016 is February 1st! You have until February 12th to get all supporting documents in. Applicants who do not meet this deadline will be considered admission on a space-availability basis. A complete application consists of the application, fee, and all required support documents (i.e. transcripts, test scores, citizenship documents, etc.

This is also the deadline for scholarship consideration – a part of the admissions application. If you have already been awarded a scholarships, you can send in improved test scores and transcripts by February 12th for additional consideration.

Sending Test Scores

Only test scores sent electronically from College Board (SAT) and/or ACT will be considered official and used for admission purposes. It is not an advantage to pay extra for “rush” scores and in some cases may add to the time it will take to process scores within our office.

  • SAT college code for Oregon State University is 4586
  • ACT college code for Oregon State Universality is 3482

Sending Transcripts

Official transcripts can be sent to:
Oregon State University
Office of Admissions
104 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331



Corvallis #7 Best College Town in America

December 15th, 2015

The American Institute for Economic Research published their AIER College Destinations Index for 2016. The rankings are calculated using 11 criteria including culture, economic activity, and cost of rent. Corvallis, home to Oregon State University, ranked #7 among college towns in the US. Corvallis was ranked #1 for College Education and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math). Go Beavs!

Corvallis, OR

Corvallis, OR


Oregon State Research Record – $308 Million

September 8th, 2015

Oregon State research reaches record, exceeds $308 million!


CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University research funding reached $308.9 million, its highest level ever, in the fiscal year that ended on June 30. A near doubling of revenues from licensing patented technologies and an 8.5 percent increase in competitive federal funding fueled OSU research on a range of projects including advanced ocean-going research vessels, the health impacts of pollution and sustainable materials for high-speed computing…


Read the full details here. Go Beavs!


Fall Open House Programs

August 31st, 2015

School is starting soon and seniors can already apply to Oregon State University. Nothing beats a campus visit to picture yourself a part of Beaver Nation! In addition to our Monday-Friday daily visit options, we have two upcoming open house programs on Friday, October 9th and Saturday, November 14th.

Fall Preview | Friday, October 9th

Your opportunity to learn the basics about Oregon State, including academic programs, on-campus housing, extracurricular activities and more.

Beaver Open House | Saturday, November 14th

An in-depth look at Oregon State and what we have to offer, including campus tours and visits with faculty and students. As you tour our beautiful campus, you’ll see where you’ll learn, where you’ll live, where you’ll spend time with friends and where you’ll experience all the university has to offer. Come visit and discover this amazing place to start your future.

memorial union

Please be sure to register online ahead of time so that you can receive information regarding the program schedule, directions and parking. We hope to see you on campus this fall!

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BeaverVIP to stay up-to-date on admissions and Oregon State. Use #TourBeaverNation when you are on campus to share your favorite spot. Go Beavs!



Apply early, apply late

July 21st, 2015

The Fall 2016 admissions application is now available for domestic undergraduates. Applying ensures adequate time to pursue scholarships and aid and to explore OSU to see if it is the right fit for you. Getting started on an application also allows you to preview our Insight Resume questions and the University Honors College essay prompt and appropriately prepare your responses.

Still considering Oregon State University for this fall (Fall 2015)? We are still accepting applications! Applications will close on August 31st.

Noah Buckley
Director of Admissions
Oregon State University

Placement rates for OSU students

May 21st, 2015

Some numbers from the 2013-14 Annual Campus Report that are certainly interesting:

Performance of OSU students continued to be excellent in professional certification exams:

  • Engineering: 99 percent passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (national average 82 percent)
  • Exercise Science: 92 percent passed the national athletic training association exam (national average 77 percent)
  • Nutrition: 100 percent passed the American Dietetic Association exam (national average 82 percent)
  • Pharmacy: 98 percent first time pass rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensing Examination (national average 95 percent)
  • Veterinary Medicine: 100 percent passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (national average 95 percent)
  • Accounting: 70 percent pass rate, national average is 60 percent. OSU has the second highest rate in Oregon, and the state of Oregon has the third highest rate in the nation.
  • The acceptance rate for pre-medical students from OSU was over 75 percent, as compared to the national average of 40 percent, with students accepted to a variety of prestigious medical schools.


Student Story – Semester at Sea

May 11th, 2015
Camel trek in the Sahara Desert of Morocco

Camel trek in the Sahara Desert of Morocco

Adam Field is a fifth-year senior from Davis, California majoring in History and double-minoring in Natural Resources and Recreation Resource Management. Adam is a Tour Ambassador for Oregon State University and has been showing prospective students around campus for the past four years. He is graduating in Spring 2015. When asked about his future goals or plans after college Adam replied,

I just got a volunteer position with the National Parks Service at Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii. I will be working with the Hawksbill Sea Turtle Recovery Project. I’m a hands-on person and working outdoors is something I really want to do. I hope to get a job in interpretation or park redesign after my volunteer experiences.

In Fall 2014, Adam participated in Semester at Sea where students travel the world and take university classes on a ship. Semester at Sea wants to educate students by using the world as a classroom where they can engage with the global community.

Originally I was supposed to do a six week internship in Antarctica helping with ice core sampling. When I found out the program had been discontinued I searched for the next most unique study abroad experience OSU had to offer. That’s when I found Semester at Sea. Traveling is one of my passions and I was able to do that while taking university credit classes. Exploring the world by ship was the cherry on top!


Visiting the Loughcrew passage tomb in Ireland for an Archaeology field lab

Semester at Sea’s Fall 2014 voyage traveled to 14 countries around the Atlantic Ocean. The experience began in Southampton, England and ended in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Students took classes on the ship when traveling to each country and “weekends” were spent in port exploring the wonders of each country. Some of the countries visited include Russia, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Morocco, Brazil, and Cuba.

How do you really explain a trip like this to friends, family, and strangers? It’s hard to explain and I’m still learning how to do it in a concise manner. Semester at Sea changed my life and it’s a program I would recommend to anyone looking for adventure.

Adam joined the Social Entrepreneurship Club on the ship. The students were tasked with creating a social venture that benefits people, and limited to no internet access put their creative minds to the test. About 20 proposals were made and eight finalists were chosen to present in front of the shipboard community. Adam and his partner, Rayne Newswanger, who attends Coastal Carolina University, developed the ‘Student Salt Initiative’ and were one of the eight finalists. The ‘Student Salt Initiative’ (SSI) is an international internship where students assist with habitat restoration for migratory bird species, invasive species control, and bird monitoring in the salt marshes of Cádiz, Spain. Their goal would be a cooperative partnership between SSI, the local non-governmental organization ‘Salarte’, Oregon State University, and Coastal Carolina University.

Both Rayne and I went on a Semester at Sea impact project to the salt flats outside Cádiz. We learned about how Salarte is trying to improve the habitat for migratory birds and gave it a try ourselves. The President of Salarte expressed the need for help and that’s when I got the idea. This [creating a social venture] is something Rayne and I have never done and it was very overwhelming at first. Both of us are passionate about the environment and we saw this as a way to make a positive change. I just spoke with the President of Salarte last week and we are moving forward with negotiations, so this idea is slowly becoming a reality. A big thank you to Professor Doughty from University of Texas-Austin who helped us with the proposal!

The voyage made national headlines on NBC in November 2014 when the shipped docked in Havana, Cuba. Camera crews and reporters lined the gangway as the roughly 650 students and 70 staff and faculty made their way onto land. The entire shipboard community spent the first day at the University of Havana interacting with students and faculty, attending lectures, and enjoying a few musical dance performances.

I don’t really have a ‘favorite’ country because they are all unique but if I had to choose it would be Cuba. The people were very inviting and loved interacting with the Semester at Sea students and staff. They have an incredibly vibrant culture! One of my most memorable moments in Cuba was a men’s and women’s basketball game between the University of Havana and Semester at Sea. Students from each side filled the bleachers cheering on their teams. The University of Havana won both of the closely-contested games and it was fun to watch. Our other adventures in Cuba included visiting the Bay of Pigs, Zapata National Park, and getting a tour of Old Havana in a 1950s lime green convertible Chevrolet taxi.

My Semester at Sea experience was nothing short of amazing. I recommend studying abroad to everyone because it expands your cultural horizon and you get to meet some amazing people. I now have friends all over the world and I can’t wait to meet up with them again for the next adventure.

Old Havana, Cuba

Old Havana, Cuba



Join Beaver Nation Today!

April 16th, 2015

Planning on joining Beaver Nation for Fall 2015? Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit today! May 1st is the National Commitment Deadline.

Join Beaver Nation!

Join Beaver Nation!

To confirm your intent to enroll at Oregon State University, you must submit the Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) form along with your $200 deposit. This allows us to create your student account and make plans for your arrival. When you arrive on campus prior to the start of classes, your $200 deposit can be applied to your tuition or any account balance you may have. Payment of your ATD is required to participate in the START program, which allows you to register for Fall term.

Be sure to also check out the Countdown Calendar to make sure you are on track with next steps for admitted students. We look forward to seeing you on campus this fall!



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