Rankings & Awards


A Tier 1 Research University

– One of only 40 public universities nationwide (out of 1,705 institutions ranked) with the Carnegie Foundation’s Tier 1 Very High Research Activity and Community Engagement designations

Among 20 public university Best Buys

 – in the US, Canada and Great Britain in the 2014 Fiske Guide to College

Ranked 69 in the US

– 152 in the world by Shanghai Jiaotong University

$280 million

– in research funding received in 2011-2012

Forestry and agricultural sciences ranked #8 worldwide

– by a recent QS World University study

Top 25 Green Colleges  

- in the US by the 2011 Kaplan Guide

#142 National Universities

– according to US News & World Report

OSU named a "Cool School"

– by the Sierra Club for exception sustainability practices

The most school spirit

– Named one of the top 25 spirited college campuses by the Huffington Post

Best in the West

– In the 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region, Princeton Review