Oregon State University — OUT THERE with purpose

Oregon State is an international public research university with world-leading programs. We go wherever the problems are — whenever we get a chance — because that’s what Beaver Nation is about. Our students and faculty are unwavering in their quest for answers. We serve knowledge, our community and our state. We are diverse and inclusive. We have a 150 year legacy of transforming the globe. 

2 campuses, 11 colleges, 15 experiment stations, 35 Extension offices, 200+ programs — COUNTLESS IMPACTS.

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 A top 1% university in the world.
Learning and leading on 7 continents.

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Largest earner of research $ in Oregon.
Grads earn #1 mid-career salary among Oregon public universities.

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1 of 2 universities with land, sea, space and sun grant.
Welcoming the world with 7 cultural centers.
Extension serves 2.3 million Oregonians.

When you care about your work as much as we do, the rankings follow.

Top Programs in the World:

  • Forestry (#2)
  • Oceanography (#3)
  • Mycology (#8)
  • Marine Biology (#8)
  • Agriculture (#13)
  • Robotics (#4, U.S.)
  • Natural Resources (#4, U.S.)
  • Ecampus Online Bachelor's (#8, U.S.)
  • Advantage Accelerator Business Incubator (#8, U.S.)
  • Big Data (#10, U.S.)

Our alumni and faculty are pioneers who shape every corner of society.

  • We invented the artificial heart valve, computer mouse, the modern dentist chair, the Leatherman tool, the maraschino cherry and even a new color of blue. 
  • We founded companies like Panda Express, U-Haul, McMennamins, NVIDIA, E-TRADE, Reser’s Fine Foods and more. 

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150 years of transforming our state and beyond

Founded in 1868, Oregon State is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary with all of Beaver Nation as we look back at our 150-year history and forward to everything we will do together. 

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Research and teaching that matters

With $441 million in external research funding — including the largest grant in Oregon State history — 2017 marked the third consecutive year of record-breaking growth. We use these funds to lead the way on conservation, sustainable energy, innovative robotics, medicine, poverty, social policy, animal welfare and so much more. 

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The college town you’ll never want to leave.

Corvallis is ranked one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. This year it was dubbed a top five Most Beautiful College Town and Best Small City for Business and Careers in the U.S. And it has great natural areas, food and arts in a central location — near the coast, the mountains and Portland.