Oregon State University

country rank  48
world rank  59

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University Overview

Established in 1868, Oregon State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Corvallis (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Oregon. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Bend, Newport, Portland. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Oregon State University (OSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Oregon State University (OSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 152 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. OSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym OSU
Founded 1868
Motto Open Minds, Open Doors
Colours Orange and black

University Location

Address 1500 SW Jefferson Avenue
Corvallis
97331-8655 Oregon
United States
Tel +1 (541) 737 1000
Fax +1 (541) 737 2482
Other locations Bend, Newport, Portland

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 104 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis 97331
(541) 737 4411
800-291-4192

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Urban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Oregon State University's Library
Oregon State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,318,404 physical volumes, 46,483 physical media, 3,418 digital/electronic medium and 217 licensed digital/electronic databases. Oregon State University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
Oregon State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,118 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1924


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

Not reported


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