31,719 Students

Oregon's largest university draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. As the best public research university in the state we go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going.

Beaver
Nation

17419
students from Oregon

10808
students from other U.S. states

3492
students from around the world

Esther Vega
Honors College - Industrial Engineering

Student ambassador Esther Vega has a simple, yet powerful way to connect with some of the parents she meets on campus tours and at college fairs: she speaks to them in Spanish.

The Right Path for You

With campuses in Corvallis and Bend, centers in Newport and Portland, extension offices in every county and the 3rd best online program in the country Oregon State University has more pathways to education than any other university in the state.

3.61
average GPA
of entering students

Oregon State continues to attract top students

In the 2019 incoming class:

  • 10 are National Merit award winners.
  • 158 were ranked first in their high school graduating class.
  • 35 are Presidential Scholars.
  • 480 students entered the Honors College.

Oregon's Best Research University

With over 200+ academic degree programs Oregon State has a path to the career you always wanted. Find your major.

#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

Professor Hatton inspecting the spider harp instrument
The SpiderHarp

How research on spider webs led to a new musical instrument

panorama of hills
Seeds of Restoration Sprout in Armenia

Recent OSU Ph.D graduate, Rebecca Sheridan, took her Douglas-fir seedling research out there.