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Oregon State University Overview

Located in Corvallis, Oregon, Oregon State University is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Oregon State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$39,812 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Oregon State is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Oregon State.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 72% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Oregon State makes roughly $60,461 a year. This is 48% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Oregon State University?


Contact details for Oregon State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Sw Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-0123

How Do I Get Into Oregon State?

You can apply to Oregon State online at:

Admission Requirements for Oregon State

Submission Required?
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 Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Oregon State?

89% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 89%, Oregon State is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Average Test Scores

About 25% 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 560 and 680. Math scores were between 560 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oregon State University  ( 560 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Oregon State University  ( 560 to 690 )
Oregon State received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 20 and 28. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Oregon State University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Oregon State University  ( 20 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Oregon State University  ( 21 to 28 )

Can I Afford Oregon State University?

$39,812 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Oregon State is $39,812. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Oregon State, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $6,983 a year. That adds up to $27,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oregon State is 0.7%. 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

18,851 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27,564 undergraduate students at Oregon State, with 18,851 being full-time and 8,713 being part-time.


There are also 5,629 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,851 full-time undergraduates at Oregon State, 53% are male and 47% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oregon State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,455
Black or African American 270
Hispanic or Latino 2,300
White 11,741
International Students 1,253
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,832

Geographic Diversity

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

10,888 Took All Classes Online
17,310 Took At Least One Class Online
11.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Oregon State. In 2020-2021, 17,310 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Oregon State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 12th most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Oregon State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oregon State University was 11.8%. This is the #1,327 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Oregon State regardless of major.

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%.


*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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