Founded in 1868, the Oregon State University is an international public research university located in Corvallis, Oregon. It is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations as well. Oregon State accounts for more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined.
Oregon State offers more than 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through its 11 academic colleges in Agricultural Sciences, Business, Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Education, Engineering, Forestry, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Public Health and Human Sciences, Science and Veterinary Medicine. The university operates numerous experimental stations and extension offices. The most popular majors at Oregon State University include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; and Social Sciences.
The total student population at the university is more than 29,500 of which over 24,600 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 18:1 and the acceptance rate is 78%.
Oregon State students can take advantage of 200-plus undergraduate degree programs, then put their learning to the test by contributing to the school’s powerhouse research programs, which received $336 million in external funding during 2016.
Notable Alumni: John A. Young (Former president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard), Douglas Engelbart (Computer mouse inventor who is also credited with developing the initial concept of e-mail), William Oefelein (NASA astronaut)