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Top-Ranked College Town

Oregon State University is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going.

#2 Forestry Program
in the World

#3 Oceanography Program
in the World

#3 Best Online Programs
in the U.S.

#4 Robotics Engineering School
in the U.S.

#10 Best Big Data Degree
in the U.S.

#2 Friendliest College Town
in America

#4 Most Innovative
U.S. City

Gold Rating for
Bike Friendliness

Yeongjin Jang

Discovering the secret doors into software

The word “hacker” often conjures up the stereotype of a nefarious genius typing away on a computer in a darkened room, stealing personal information — or worse. And 30 years ago, hacking was viewed as criminal activity. But the culture has changed. Now companies like Google, Facebook, and United Airlines offer rewards to people who discover and report vulnerabilities in their software.