Oregon State University

1500 S.W. Jefferson
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-4411
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Located in Corvallis, Oregon State University is a four-year public institution. The school was originally established in 1868 as Corvallis College, a land-grant agricultural college. Today, Oregon State University has an enrollment of nearly 25,000 students. Undergraduate and graduate-level programs are available in areas ranging from professional studies to liberal arts. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school number 70 on their list of the top public colleges in the nation. In addition, graduate programs in earth sciences, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine received recognition.

Programs Offered

Programs are available at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate levels in a wide range of subject areas. Some examples of majors offered through Oregon State University include agriculture, business, earth science, education, engineering, forestry, public health, human sciences, liberal arts, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Working adults and other non-traditional students interested in the flexibility that online education provides can enroll in a number of online classes and seminars. Available areas of study include agriculture, horticulture, education, leadership, natural resource management, mathematics, and psychology, to name a few.


Oregon State University has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1924. Additionally, programs in pharmacy, dietetics, veterinary medicine, and teacher education have earned specialized accreditation.


Individuals interested in enrolling at Oregon State University can apply online. Students can also submit a paper application if they prefer. Please note, in addition to this form, students will need to submit their official high school transcripts and admissions test scores. Either SAT or ACT scores are accepted. There is a $50 application fee due for undergraduate students as well. The fee is $60 for graduate applicants. In fall 2010, 81% of undergraduate applicants were admitted to the university; 40% of those students enrolled. For more details about the application process for transfer or graduate students, please refer to the school’s website.

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