Oregon State University: Invent your Future
Your path to career-making research starts here at Oregon State University. Our pioneering programs make life-changing discoveries like the artificial heart valve and the next generation of robots. Get West Coast career connections through your field expert faculty and earning your degree near major headquarters like HP and Nike.
There’s a reason many of our engineering programs land in the top 100. Our No. 72 best undergraduate engineering program and four top 50 graduate engineering programs in the US, according to U.S. News & World Report 2022 combine groundbreaking research with work experience through MECOP (multiple engineering co-op program), prestigious paid internships sponsored by Oregon industries.
Go outside the classroom to preserve our planet. Graduate from leading environmental science programs like our globally ranked top 5 Oceanography program by Shanghai Rankings 2021. Add invaluable experience to your résumé in our nearby research forests and oceanography expeditions to the ends of the world.
Oregon State University has nearly 450M in research funding, with state-of-the-art facilities like the Wave Research Laboratory and CoRIS, our Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute. At our business school, first-year students collaborate on their own micro-business with real money and profits to gain competitive skills for the job market.
Our future-focused programs translate into career-ready graduates. At Oregon State, we have the top 15% best-paid graduates in the US, according to Payscale College Salary Report 2019. If you’re looking to gain work experience in the US, our team has helped 581 of our students participate in OPT and CPT in 2019.
Your INTO Center
Our International Living-Learning Center is a vibrant hub of student life. INTO OSU provides an academic/personal advisor, tutoring, English Conversation Partner Program, organized social events and trips around Oregon.
Life in Corvallis
Corvallis is one of the greenest college towns in the US. Forests and farms surround you in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley where you will find signature Pacific Northwest farm-to-table restaurants and nature right outside your door. In the surrounding area, there are also some of the finest local wines and craft beers in the US. You will soon find people in Oregon love the outdoors. Try hiking in a local forest or kayaking with friends.
Downtown Corvallis, a 15-minute walk from Oregon State University, hosts festivals throughout the year and a fantastic Farmer’s Market every Wednesday and Saturday. Come to get regional specialties like marionberries and fresh salmon.
Our town is bike-friendly, filled with quiet, tree-line roads and colorful houses. Get around by bike, take the free bus line or walk around and enjoy a quiet afternoon.
Dedicated support while you study
Your success at Oregon State University is important to us and we're here to help you every step of the way. From when you land in Oregon to when you walk across the stage at graduation, we'll be there to guide you. Whether you need help to fill out your visa paperwork or register for classes, there will be someone to assist you along the way.
Learn about INTO success stories. Meet our alumni
If you choose to live on campus, residence halls are where you will make your first friends. Staying on-campus takes the stress out of day-to-day living to give you more time to focus on your studies.
Benefits of the residence hall include:
- Free laundry facilities
- Meal plan included with all on-campus housing packages
- Shared lounges
- Kitchen areas
- Close to your classes, the library, recreation center and countless other facilities
Our residence hall staff includes:
- Full-time resident director
- Champion/mentor for each hall dedicated to student success
- Live-in student staff
- Free, accessible tutoring