Oregon State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Oregon State University
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Oregon State University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 77%, Oregon State University is a generally open school. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions about the application or admissions process, be sure to visit Oregon State's admissions website, or get in touch with the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Oregon State University Description:

Located in Corvallis, Oregon State University is one of only two universities in the country designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant and sun-grant institution. These designations point to the strong research emphasis at Oregon State. Forestry is OSU's most highly ranked program, and the university manages well over 10,000 acres of forest.

Other strong and popular programs are business and engineering. In athletics, the Division I Oregon State Beavers compete in the Pacific 12 Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 30,354 (25,327 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 74% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,366 (in-state); $28,846 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,551
  • Room and Board: $11,874
  • Other Expenses: $2,550
  • Total Cost: $26,341 (in-state); $44,821 (out-of-state)

Oregon State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 71%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,272
    • Loans: $6,736

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Health and Physical Education, Human Development, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Wrestling, Rowing, Golf, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Rowing, Gymnastics

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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