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Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
Weatherford Hall, 2009 credit: Gregkeene
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Overview
Public
18,852 Undergraduates
77% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: West
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Oregon State University
1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis, Oregon
97331
(541) 737-0123
oregonstate.edu

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.

Location

Corvallis is a city in central western Oregon, United States. It is the county seat of Benton County and the principal city of the Corvallis, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Benton County. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 54,462. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
54%

Men

46%

Women

24

Average Age of Entering Students

1374

New Transfer Students

Admissions
77%

Acceptance Rate

31%

Enrollment Yield

990-1240

SAT Range

14,595

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$19,484

Typical Cost

$29,457

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,967

In-State (published)

85%

Recieve Financial Aid

89%

Have Loans

$15,333

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

4

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

215

Doctorates Awareded

Family And Consumer Sciences

Top Major

5

Faculty Awards

5

National Academy Members

201

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many sororities and fraternities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Pacific-12 Conference

Social
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