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Oregon State University


Oregon State University is a leading public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the United States.

Founded in 1868, Oregon State University is one of only two universities in the United States to have Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. This means OSU is involved with world-changing research in all four areas, something very unique among American universities.

OSU is among the nation’s leading research institutions in a range of fields, including forestry, climate change, wave energy, sustainable food systems, computer science, environmental science, chemical and mechanical engineering and robotics.

Oregon State University’s outstanding faculty and academic programs consistently attract more high achieving students than any other school in Oregon. Oregon State offers more than 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through its 11 colleges, the graduate school and the Honors College, one of only a handful of degree-granting honors programs in the U.S.

OSU rankings:

  • #4 in the U.S for Robotics (Grad School Hub 2016)
  • TOP 70 Public Schools in the US (U.S. News & World Report 2015)
  • # 41 Top Research University in the US (Best College Reviews 2015)
  • Tier 1 Very High Research Activity and Community Engagement designation (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)
  • Top 250 Global Universities (U.S. News & World Report 2014)
  • # 138 in the National University Rankings (U.S. News & World Report 2015)
  • Forbes ranked Oregon State as the number 4 best college town.
  • U.S. News & World Report named Oregon State among the "Best Global Universities" (Top 2 percent in the world).
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Academic specialism

Through its 11 academic colleges, OSU offers degree programs designed to prepare students for exceptional careers. 

OSU Academic Colleges

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Business
  • Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Liberal Arts
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Science
  • Veterinary Medicine

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Oregon State University
1701 SW Western Boulevard
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+1 541-737-5719

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The historic OSU campus is located at the heart of Corvallis, characterized by its red brick buildings, old-growth trees and lush greenery.  An hour's drive from the Pacific Coast and two hours from the Cascades and high desert, Corvallis is an ideal site to live and work. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest, with beautiful natural surroundings, friendly citizens, and an outstanding quality of life. It is one of the safest places to live - clean, friendly, and family-oriented.