OSU

Oregon State University

104 Kerr Admin Bldg #1011, Corvallis, United States
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  • Total Documents
    964
  • Class Notes
    718
  • Textbook Notes
    91
  • Study Guides
    147
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,337
  • Previously Enrolled
    637

Overview of Oregon State University (OSU)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:25,838
    • Men:13,958 Men (54.0%)
    • Women:11,880 Women (46.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (OSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Oregon State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required for some
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone
(541) 737-4411
Fax
(541) 737-6157
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 14,595 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 7,521 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 7,074 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,924 (44%) of 11,308 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,357 (39%) of 6,075 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,567 (49%) of 5,233 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
592 average |530-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
17%
• Score 24 - 29
44%
• Score 18 - 23
35%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (OSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,797|Out-of-state: $29,457 (39.78%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,540 (46.2%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (4.42%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,604 (9.59%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Oregon State University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 28
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003210
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,013 (85.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,993 (66.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,980 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
248 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$12,911
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,676 (84.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,506
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,897 (95.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,436
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 40 (2.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
909 (25.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,577

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,517 (68.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,760 (78.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,650 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
857 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$13,177
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,575 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,366
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,367 (97.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,950
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 189 (2.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,866 (15.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,952

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,749
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,951

Academics & Instruction (OSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,184

Part-Time Faculty


513

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


60%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 9% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,276,311
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2179
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Oregon State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


33.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


59.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


65.3%

Programs & Majors (OSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (81)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Civil Engineering, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Food Science
  • Forest Engineering
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Health/Medical Physics
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General
  • Range Science and Management
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Computer and information sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (131)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allied Health--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Gender Studies
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History of Medicine
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Human Development
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Health
  • Investment Management
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Range Science
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability Management
  • Textile Design
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Virology
  • Water Resources
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Campus Life (OSU)

Location & Geography

Population


55,298

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


422 acres

Weather


Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
147 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Corvalis
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Albany

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


17% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


83%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Beavers
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, crew, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Oregon State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, ballroom dance club, gaming club, organic growers club, blood drive association, residence hall association

Sororities


16% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


18,829

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
25,838
Women
11,880
Men
13,958

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.2% Asian
  • 1.4% Black/African-American
  • 10.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.1% White
  • 2.3% Unknown

International Students


6.9% from 81 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


5,058

Student Resources (OSU)