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!



#EstamosUnidos: United Through Our Roots

March 20th, 2015

The Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC) presents the 2015 Tribute Month this April!

…the CCCC and its collaborators will be hosting a variety of events that will highlight on educational, social, traditional, and social justice themes.

CCCC Tribute Month 2015

CCCC Tribute Month 2015 (click to enlarge)

The first event will take place on Tuesday, March 31st at 5pm. The Candlelight Vigil and Open Mic Night will take place in the CCCC.

For more information and tribute month event updates:

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FAFSA Deadline

February 26th, 2015

Also be sure to submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as you can. Oregon State University’s FAFSA priority deadline is February 28th. For questions on Financial Aid, visit our Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date with important dates, information, visit opportunities and more from the Office of Admissions. #ostate2015

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– AG

OSU Celebrating Black History Month

February 4th, 2015

The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center kicked off the 2015 Black History Month events last night with the annual Black History Month Dinner! Be sure to check out the many great events happening on campus this month!

BHM Calendar

BHM Calendar

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Black History Month celebration begins with dinner

February 2nd, 2015

Black History Month Dinner

From the BCC:

On Tuesday, February 3rd, the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center will be hold our annual Black History Month Dinner celebration. This year’s celebration will consist of a monologue performance by Shelley Moon and a special keynote presentation by the Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith. The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center team will be preparing a wonderful dish including; Southern Fried Chicken, Baked Mac n Cheese, Vegetable Soup, Banana Pudding, and more.

The BCC team decided to host the Black History Month Dinner celebration earlier this year and will take place Tuesday, February 3rd, from 5pm-7pm at the MU Ballroom. The Black History Month Dinner will focus on the value of education within the Black community and the creation of our excellent culture in the past, present, and future. We are extending an invitation to you and your family, and would love to have you in attendance for this tradition. Tickets can be picked up at the BCC’s temporary location 427 Snell Hall, or let us know how many you all need and we will deliver them.

Thank you,

The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center



Fall 2015 Documents deadline

February 2nd, 2015

For Fall 2015 first-year and transfer applicants: all documents (i.e. transcripts, test scores, etc.) must be submitted by February 13th for scholarship consideration.

Send documents to:
Oregon State University- Office of Admissions
104 Kerr Administration Bldg
Corvallis, OR 97331

Test Scores
The newest version of the SAT and ACT exams include a written essay portion. OSU requires students graduating in the year 2006 and beyond to submit scores for the new SAT Reasoning Test including the written essay test, or ACT test scores including the ACT writing exam.

Note: Only 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 the scores within our office.

The SAT college code for Oregon State University is 4586.
The ACT college code for Oregon State University is 3482.

Priority Deadline – February 1st

January 26th, 2015

The priority deadline for consideration for admission to Oregon State and for university scholarships is this Sunday, February 1st! Students who have applied by the priority deadline of Feb. 1st must have all supporting documents (official transcripts, official test scores) to the OSU Office of Admissions by Feb. 13.

The SAT college code for Oregon State is 4586.
The ACT college code for Oregon State is 3482.

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

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