A Fiske Best Buy School

Hello, California!

Considering Oregon State? We have a lot to offer. More than 200 undergraduate degree programs where you can earn your degree in four to five years. No impacted majors. Scholarships — 2/3 of California students received scholarships and/or gift aid this year. A beautiful campus in a safe, welcoming college town. Undergraduate research, internships and other experiential learning. Themed residence halls, a roommate matching network and the ability to pick your own room. 350+ student clubs. See yourself here with a campus visit.

About Oregon State

Oregon State University is Oregon’s leading public research university, with 12 colleges and more than 200 undergraduate degree programs. We attract more high-achieving students than any other school in the state, and our graduates earn more, too. Corvallis is one of America’s smartest, safest, greenest small cities, close to the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Range and Portland. And we field seven men’s and 10 women’s teams in NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference athletics.

Placement rates for OSU students

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Some numbers from the 2013-14 Annual Campus Report that are certainly interesting: Performance of OSU…

Student Story – Semester at Sea

Monday, May 11, 2015
Adam Field is a fifth-year senior from Davis, California majoring in History and double-minoring in…

Join Beaver Nation Today!

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Planning on joining Beaver Nation for Fall 2015? Pay your Advance Tuition Deposit today! May…

#EstamosUnidos: United Through Our Roots

Friday, March 20, 2015
The Centro Cultural César Chávez (CCCC) presents the 2015 Tribute Month this April! …the CCCC…

Benny riding bike

#9 Bike-Friendly Campus

With bike lanes on 97 percent of major city streets, Corvallis is one of the most bike-friendly cities in America, and 30 percent of Oregon State students bike to campus. Free bike repair is available at Dixon Recreation Center.

Corvallis Courthouse

#5 College Town

Corvallis is ranked as the fifth best college town and the fifth best overall college destination in the 2012-2013 College Destinations Index, the only top-ranked college town on the West Coast.


#5 Green Power University

The Environmental Protection Agency ranks Oregon State fifth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy. We’re also in the top 10 of the Green College Honor Roll in the Princeton Review and listed among the top 25 green colleges by both the Kaplan College Guide and the Sierra Club.

video tour video tour


Total students


Undergraduate 21,182 - 83%

Graduate 3,993 - 15%

U.S. states represented:

United States map showing numbers of states represented: 50


Oregon residents

Oregon map

17,487 - 66%

California students



(largest group of out-of-state students)

male student



female student




Countries represented:

Globe showing numbers of counties represented at Oregon State University: 93


International students 2,362 — 9%

Students of color 5,224 — 20%

First-year students 4,640

Average high school GPA of 2012 freshman class 3.56

Nonresident tuition


But don’t worry; up to 3/4 of nonresident students receive scholarships and/or gift aid!

Auto-Awarded Scholarships

GPA Annual Awards
3.75 - 4.00 $4,000 $5,500 $7,000 Provost
3.50 - 3.74 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 Tuition Grant
3.00 - 3.49 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000  
  Less than 1800 SAT or 26 ACT or no score 1800 - 1890 SAT or 26-28 ACT Greater than or equal to 1900 SAT or 29 ACT SAT/ACT*

* Submit official ACT/SAT test scores electronically directly from testing service.

Other Expenses

Personal expenses $2,616
Books and supplies $1,908
Housing and meals $10,074

Fiske Guide to Colleges:
Best Buy

Fisk LogoOregon State is one of just 41 out of 300 schools nationwide — and the only one in Oregon — to be rated for offering strong academics at a moderate price.



Go beyond the classroom

Undergraduate Research

We don’t just allow undergraduate research. We encourage it. Every year, more than 2,000 Oregon State undergraduates make real contributions to faculty research or pursue projects of their own. Some students even get grant funding and publish their findings before they graduate.

Research as an undergradResearch as an undergrad
University Honors College

Challenge yourself in the University Honors College — offering small classes with top professors, outstanding research opportunities and a collaborative, supportive community that encourages curiosity and rewards creativity.

International Programs

See the world — and give your education a global perspective. Oregon State offers more than 200 Study Abroad programs on every continent, along with international internships and research. And through our unique International Degree, you can earn a second bachelor’s degree in international studies.

Woman standing in front of castle

See how what you’re learning in class works in the real world. Internships give you valuable on-the-job experience and professional contacts that can give you a head start on your career. In some cases, an internship can lead to a full-time job offer after graduation.

Research as an undergradResearch as an undergrad
A Degree That Pays Off

An Oregon State education is a smart investment. The median income for our alumni is 50 percent greater than the median income of college graduates nationwide. And their average salaries are higher at mid-career than graduates of any other college or university in Oregon. 71% of our graduates get jobs in areas they studied.

OSU Admissions Events in California

What's next

Connect with us

Share this site

Feeling like Oregon State could be a good fit for you? Why don't you share this page with your friends and family and see what they think?