Oregon State University Overview
Oregon State University is a public institution located in Corvallis, Oregon. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Oregon State University Known For?
- The 4% student loan default rate at Oregon State is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Oregon State.
- In 2017-2018, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Oregon State with a bachelor's degree make about $49,600 a year. That's 22% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Oregon State University Rankings
Oregon State is ranked #6 out of 31 schools in Oregon.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Oregon State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Oregon State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Oregon State has earned from around the web.
|#7||Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation||College Factual|
|#18||Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||College Factual|
|#35||Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||College Factual|
|#37||Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences||College Factual|
|#39||Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education||College Factual|
|#66||Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences||College Factual|
Where Is Oregon State University?
Contact details for Oregon State are given below.
|Address:||1500 Sw Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97331|
How Do I Get Into Oregon State?
You can apply to Oregon State online at: https://oregonstate.force.com/AppLogin
Admission Requirements for Oregon State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Oregon State?
Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.
Average Test Scores
About 68% of students accepted to Oregon State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 530 and 650.
Can I Afford Oregon State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Oregon State, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $7,242 a year. That adds up to $28,968 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Oregon State is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Oregon State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 5,472 graduate students at the school.
Of the 18,554 full-time undergraduates at Oregon State, 54% are male and 46% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oregon State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||229|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,997|
Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at Oregon State University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 111 countries are represented at Oregon State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Online Learning at Oregon State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Oregon State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Oregon State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oregon State University was 9.9%. This is the #1,343 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Oregon State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Oregon State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Oregon State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Oregon State.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Oregon State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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