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Study at Oregon State University

Oregon State University was established in 1868, and is a coeducational research university situated in Corvallis, Oregon. The university offers doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees. The academic programs of OSU are divided into 2 schools and 12 colleges, which are the:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Forestry
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Science
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Defense Education College (ROTC)
  • Graduate School
  • University Honors College
The sports teams of the university are nicknamed the Beavers. Oregon State University has basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, track, and volleyball teams. Linus Pauling, 1962 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; William Oefelein, NASA astronaut; Cecil D. andrus, former Governor of Idaho; John Ensign, former U. S. Representative of Nevada; and Douglas McKay, former Governor of Oregon are among the famous alumni of the university.

Profile of Oregon State University

Students attend Oregon State in Corvallis, OR, a small city. The school is a public institution. Oregon State degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, engineering, landscaping and horticulture, family and social work, and conservation and resource management.

Oregon State Selectivity

Oregon State is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 610.


Oregon State has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 19, 738 students at Oregon State .

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Pacific-10 Conference.

Oregon State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts631liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, English, anthropology, sociology, history, political science, geography, . . .
Engineering576civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, construction engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, nuclear engineering, forest engineering, . . .
Business and Management555business management, accounting, business administration
Science502natural sciences, biology, chemistry, microbiology, zoology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, botany and plant biology, geology, . . .
Education and Teaching458elementary school teaching, education, middle school teaching, school Counselling, science teaching, secondary teaching, educational admin and supervision, adult education, . . .
Family and Social Work316family studies, merchandising and retailing, food and nutrition, housing, public policy analysis
Conservation and Resource Management274natural resources management, environmental science, conservation, forest management, wood science, forest sciences, fisheries sciences, wildlife management, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering164computer and info science, computer engineering
Medicine163pharmacy, veterinary medicine, public health, medical physics, gerontology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy152health and physical education, parks and recreation studies, exercise science
Therapy and Counselling106psychology
Landscaping and Horticulture105applied horticulture, range management, agronomy, plant sciences, soil science
Agricultural Science and Management95various food science courses, agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural economics
Medical administration84public health education, health care administration, pharmacy courses, occupational health
Art Studies78visual and performing arts, art studies
Animal Science and Care65animal science, poultry science
Mathematics53mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics
Construction Trades24apparel and textiles, apparel and textile marketing
Design20interior design
Religion and Philosophy20philosophy, ethics
Medical Support and Technology1comparative animal medicine

Contact: Oregon State

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331

General Phone: (541) 737-0123


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