Oregon State University
Exceptional students, an outstanding faculty, and a challenging curriculum combine to make OSU a nationally and internationally recognized comprehensive research institution located in one of the safest cities in the U.S.
Whether you’re in pursuit of intensive English, Pathway Programs, a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Phd, Oregon State offers a dynamic setting for students who wish to explore global issues, such as alternative energy development, disease prevention, sustainable food systems and conservation of the natural world. As a result, hands-on research, internships, and leadership development are an integral part of the OSU student experience.
Oregon State has over 4,000 international students from over 100 different countries and a total student population of 29,576. Support services include the Academic Success Center, Dixon Recreation Center and an extensive University Housing and Dining Services, and through OSU’s partner INTO, Academic English and Academic Preparation programs that lead to a bachelors or masters degree.
Some of the many fields of study offered: business, engineering, physical and life sciences, agricultural sciences, forestry, public health and human sciences, education, liberal arts, oceanic and atmospheric sciences, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
Oregon State University Students
OSU’s Core Values are Accountability, Diversity, Integrity, Respect, and Social Responsibility.
As a comprehensive public research university, Oregon State University garners over $309 million in research grants and funding annually. The university’s academic strengths, town’s friendly atmosphere and Oregon’s natural beauty create an inviting place for studies, explorations and personal growth.
About the region
The OSU main campus is in Corvallis, which is consistently ranked as one of the safest university communities on the West Coast. With about 58,000 residents, Corvallis offers a friendly, university-oriented atmosphere. Miles of bike lanes and free city bus service make it easy for students to get around town. Within a short drive of Corvallis are the Pacific Ocean; the Cascade Mountains, with skiing, hiking, camping, and snowboarding; and Portland, Oregon’s largest city.
PROGRAMS / CURRICULUM
Fall Term generally begins in late September, Winter Term begins in early January, Spring Term begins late March and Summer Term begins mid-June.
Our twelve colleges include Agriculture, Business, Veterinary Medicine, Public Health and Human Sciences, Pharmacy, Liberal Arts, Forestry, Engineering, Education, Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Science, and also an Honors College.
More undergraduate classes are taught by top professors with national reputations for research and teaching than at most major universities.
OSU’s 1,800 graduate faculty members are chosen on the basis of training, experience, research, and evidence of their ability to successfully direct and supervise graduate students.
Most popular graduate majors: electrical and computer engineering, education, computer science, public health, chemistry, business administration, counseling, civil engineering, mathematics, exercise and sports science, interdisciplinary studies.
University Housing & Dining Services provides opportunities for student growth and development through educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs presented in our living/learning communities. Living on campus will give you the greatest sense of connection with the University and fellow students. To learn more visit the University Housing & Dining website.
Within walking or biking distance, or a short bus ride (free to OSU students), one can choose from a variety of off-campus housing options too, an apartment to share with a newly-found friend, or a room in a house nearby, and generally in the price range of $400-600 per month.
Crossroads International a volunteer community organization connects international students, faculty & scholars, and their family members with local volunteers for friendship and education. They offer 3-day Home-Stays, Conversation Partners, Friendship Homes, and a Conversation School for Women in addition to regular events and special activities.
- Estimated expenses for 2016-17 (including tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board, and other miscellaneous costs):
- Resident: $25,434
- Non-Resident: $43,899
- Resident: $29,691
- Non-Resident: $39,336
Office of International Admissions
For Master’s of PhD programs,
Phone: +1 541 737 4881
In general, undergraduate and graduate applicants must have earned average grades of 3.0 or B or better (based on the U.S. grading scale) in order to be considered for admission. Undergraduate transfers can be admitted with a 2.5 gpa (or 2.25 for an accredited US institution).
The application for admission requires: 1) a completed online application or print application (available as a .pdf), 2) Certified copies of all official transcripts, certificates, diplomas, degrees, as well as grades or mark sheets from all academic institutions you have attended. If documents are not in English, a certified translation is required. 3) Proof of English language proficiency (unless exempt): For Undergraduate Applicants, TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 80 (internet), 6.5 IELTS, or an alternative to the TOEFL. Visit the OSU International Admissions website for more details 4) A completed Certification of Finances Form (available as a .pdf) 5) A bank statement that shows adequate funds to attend OSU (must be less than 9 months old at the start of the term requested), and 5. a US$50 application fee.
Students who are academically qualified but whose English language skills need more work can be admitted conditionally. Depending on the initial TOEFL score, students may take full-time or part-time English classes at INTO OSU, located on the OSU campus.
Graduate applications require additional information such as: 1) a statement of purpose, 2) letters of recommendation, and 3) Test scores (e.g. GRE or GMAT in certain programs) and TOEFL scores (min. requirements vary by department). Graduate applicants should refer to their prospective department’s web site to determine application deadlines, admission terms, and any additional admission requirements.