Beaver Open House – October 25

October 7th, 2014

Want to come see what Beaver Nation is all about? Then come visit Oregon State University on Saturday, October 25th for our Beaver Open House Program! Prospective students and families will have the opportunity to learn more about admissions, financial aid and scholarships, academic programs, student life, tour campus and much more. Visiting campus is a great way to see if Beaver Nation is the right place for you!

Register online for Beaver Open House or for any visit to campus that best fits your needs. We look forward to having you at on campus.

GO BEAVS!

– AG

Join the Nation & Apply Now!

September 5th, 2014

The application for admission to Oregon State University for the Fall 2015 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 oregonstate.edu/admissions.

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 20th.

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

Go Beavs!

– AG

New Graduate Degrees in Robotics

September 3rd, 2014

This fall, Oregon State will be offering new a new master’s and doctoral degree program in robotics! OSU will now be part of one of a few universities in the U.S. to offer such programs and will place Beaver Nation at the forefront of robotics research and education.

“We’re talking about driverless cars, improved care for the elderly and disabled, robotic surgery, and robotic limbs,” said Kagan Tumer, an OSU professor of mechanical engineering. “The impact of robotics is extending beyond factories and labs, into the everyday lives of ordinary citizens, and we envision OSU graduates as becoming leaders of these changes.”

For more information about the robotics program at OSU, visit robotics.oregonstate.edu/.

Go Beavs!

– AG

Oregon State – Oregon’s Premiere Research Institution

August 26th, 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
OSU Research

OSU Research

The Oregonian highlights Oregon State as as “Oregon’s best big research university:”

Oregon State ranked high for admitting lots of low-income students, giving reasonable financial aid to students from families making less than $75,000 and getting a high proportion of its students to graduate.

Oregon State also has a high number of students who join the Peace Corp or ROTC. Last year, Oregon State had over $285 million dollars in research funding. All of this combined, and much more, make Oregon State one of the top institutions in the U.S. Way to go Beaver Nation!

– AG

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

August 20th, 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 between 3 to 7 pounds. The study also indicates that men are more likely to gain weight then women in that freshman year.

The habits you form in your freshman year move with you throughout your college years and beyond. So how can you survive? Today posted an article providing tips for students to avoid the “freshman diet”:

  • Navigating the dining hall maze
  • Keep moving!
  • Social calories
  • Eating your feelings aka comfort food
  • It is a balancing act!

Oregon State offers a variety of options for on campus dining, student access to the Dixon Recreation Center, the Healthy Campus Initiative, and many other services available for students to encourage and support a healthy lifestyle!

Go Beavs,

AG

OSU in Top 50 LGBT Friendly Colleges & Universities

August 18th, 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 customized counseling and health care, and offering courses and library materials that focus on LGBT people and issues.

In Oregon State’s efforts to provide a supporting and welcoming environment for students who are as LGBT, OSU’s Pride Center provides many programs support services. Additional campus resources include gender inclusive living, the ASOSU Queer Affairs Task Force and SOL: LGBT Multicultural Support Network.

Go Beavs!

– AG

Corvallis Ranked 10th Best College Town in America

August 13th, 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 say about Corvallis:

Corvallis is home to Oregon State University, a number of large employers, and beatiful views of the Cascade Range. A naturalist’s paradise, Corvallis was the nation’s #1 Green Power Community in 2009, and is ranked by Outside Magazine as one of the top 20 towns in which to live. Corvallis is known for high life-expectancy, tons of parks, and a high quality of living.

Consistently ranked as one of the smartest towns in America, Oregon State University recieves more research funding than all other public higher education instutions in Oregon combined. It is also one of only two Universities in the nation to be a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant instution. Complementing the town’s talent, Hewlett-Packard, CH2M Hill, and AVI BioPharma all call Corvallis home.

Corvallis, OR

Corvallis, OR

Congratulations Beaver Nation!

– AG

OSU, Top Campus Worth Traveling for

August 12th, 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 worth traveling for. In the article, OSU is must see for our campus layout. One TripAdvisor review read, “under-the-radar jewel.” This comment stems from our beautiful green campus and historic brick buildings.

The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. University campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on campus.

THIS is Beaver Nation

B.W.

Girls in technology fields

August 12th, 2014

ChickTech, a non-profit organization in Portland that fosters a more inviting culture for women in engineering, is hosting a workshop at OSU.

ChickTeck with be at Oregon State University on August 23-24 to encourage high school girls to enter computing and technical fields. The event culminates with a show on Sunday, Aug. 24, that’s free and open to the public. It will be from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at the Kelley Engineering Center on the OSU campus.

The event is designed as a fun, positive learning experience to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, provide positive role models, and create connections with other young women from the area. This workshop is free for participants and includes an overnight stay at one of our residence halls.

Contact Jen Davidson for questions Corvallis@chicktech.org

THIS is Beaver Nation

B.W.

Transcripts and Test Scores Reminder

August 11th, 2014

Greetings recent graduates! Don’t forget, we need your official final high school transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions! Be sure to do this as soon as possible before you arrive to campus next month if you haven’t done so already. If you plan to earn any academic credits through AP and IB exams or from a community college, be sure to send in the official test scores and official transcripts ASAP as well. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-291-4192 or osuadmit@oregonstate.edu.

We look forward to you joining Beaver Nation this Fall!

Go Beavs,

– AG

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