A Fiske Best Buy School

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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. Scholarships — 3/4 of Idaho 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. 400+ 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.

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#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.

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#3 College Town

Corvallis is ranked in the top 3 college towns and the fourth best overall college destination in the U.S. by the 2014-2015 College Destinations Index, and the top-ranked college town on the West Coast.


#10 Greenest University

Oregon State has been named a "top green school" by the Princeton Review, the Kaplan Guide and BestColleges.com. The journal Nature places us 20th in the world for Earth and environmental sciences -- one reason why Corvallis, Oregon, is so often named among America's top green, sustainable and livable cities

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Total students


Undergraduate 25,075 - 83%

Graduate 4,578- 15%

U.S. states represented:

United States map showing numbers of states represented: 50


Oregon residents

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17,707 - 61%



11,179 - 39%

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Countries represented:

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


International students 3,250 — 11%

Students of color 6,458 — 21%

New freshman 4,076

New freshmen average high school GPA 3.59 (2014 class)

Gem State Scholarship for First Year Students

GPA Annual Awards
3.00 - 3.49 $3,000
3.50 - 3.59 $5,000
3.60 - 3.749 $6,000
3.75 - 4.00 $8,000

Details for First Year Students

The Gem State Scholarship is automatically awarded to those Idaho residents that exhibit varying levels of academic excellence. These awards are based on the information provided in the OSU Application for Admission and official high school transcripts at the time of admission. Unweighted GPA is used for scholarship calculation and awards will be finalized in March based on any new academic records received prior to February 17th, 2017.

The scholarship opportunities don’t stop there! Submit your FAFSA by February 28th and you may qualify for additional funding based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Awards will be finalized in March based upon any additional information that is provided (test scores, improved GPA) by the February 1 deadline. Gem State Scholarship award winners are also eligible for additional scholarships either from the University, alumni and/or donors, or the student's OSU academic college/department destination. Additional awards may be announced separately, but will be included in any final award notifications.

Gem State Scholarship for Transfer Students

GPA Annual Awards
3.00 - 3.49 transfer GPA $2,000
3.50 - 3.74 transfer GPA $3,000
3.75 - 4.00 transfer GPA $5,000

Details for Transfer Students

Awards are based on the information provided in the OSU Application for Admission and official transcripts from ALL post-high school institutions. To be considered, transfer students must apply by February 1st for the upcoming fall term. Transfer scholarships are awarded only to students admitted for fall term.

Gem State Scholarships are available to new, incoming students attending the Corvallis or Bend campuses only. Ecampus (online) students are not eligible.

Last year, 3/4 of Idaho students received scholarships and/or gift aid!

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.

2015-2016 Estimated Expenses

Nonresident tuition $28,662

Other Expenses

Personal expenses $2,484
Books and supplies $1,950
Housing and meals $11,874

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University Scholars Program

University Scholars LogoThe University Scholars Program (USP) serves all recipients of OSU scholarships. USP provides leadership and service opportunities to enhance students' campus experiences through networking. As part of the USP, scholars are provided direction to be competitive for elite scholarship programs such as the Fulbright, Marshall and Truman Scholarships upon graduation from Oregon State.

Global Study

USP scholars are strongly encouraged to pursue research and/or study experiences abroad. Oregon State recognizes the value of international perspectives in its mission to promote economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for people at home and abroad. OSU scholarships, financial aid, and many college resources can be used to fund global study and research.

National Merit Scholarships

OSU participates with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) to award merit-based scholarships. Students selected as finalists in the College-Sponsored program who list OSU as their first-choice school on the NMSC application will receive an additional $8,000 over four years.

IB Diploma Scholarship

Students participating in an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program may qualify for the IB Diploma Scholarship. To qualify, entering freshmen must have scored a total of 30 or higher on the IB exam and indicated pursuit of the IB Diploma. Advanced awards will be offered in March with offers finalized once scores are verified by the IBO in July. Awards total an additional $12,000 over four years.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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