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Oregon State University, a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant and sun-grant research university in Corvallis, Oregon, is one of the top 140 institutions of higher education in the United States. In 1856, the university was founded as the first school in the area with the help of the Freemasons. Oregon State University has had many names, including Corvallis State Agricultural College and Oregon State College. It took on its current name in 1961. Today, the campus sits on 400 acres of land in a college town. Notable alumni include chemist Linus Pauling, entrepreneur Jensen Huang, chemical engineer Don Pettit, engineer Douglas Engelbart and ambassador Mary Carlin Yates. The school’s colors are orange and black, its mascot is Benny Beaver and its teams are nicknamed the Beavers. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Pac-12 Conference, and the school has won four NCAA championships in basketball and cross country. Varsity sports offered by Oregon State University include men’s baseball, basketball, football, golf and rowing, and women’s basketball, cross country, rowing, golf and soccer. There are 40 club sports students can join including archery, badminton, cycling, bass fishing, equestrian drill, karate, kendo, sailing and running.
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, many to choose from
Greek Life:Important, many sororities and fraternities on campus
Party Scene:Notable, known as a party school