Oregon State University

Memorial Union

Memorial Union

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


Oregon State University operates on a quarter system calendar.

Fall Term generally begins in late September, Winter Term begins in early January, Spring Term begins late March and Summer Term begins mid-June.

Oregon State University offers over 200 majors at the Bachelor’s degree level and over 80 majors at the Master’s and Doctoral level. OSU also has professional programs in Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine.

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.

Class sizes at Oregon State University fluctuate depending on different variables. Class sizes will tend to be smaller the further a student progresses into their major. The average student-teacher ratio is 19:1.
Faculty members throughout the university work closely with students in research, creative projects, university governance, and clubs and organizations.

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 undergraduate majors: business administration, general science, exercise science, education, mechanical engineering, biology, human development and family sciences, psychology, liberal studies, and civil engineering

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.

While convenience is often the number one reason for living on campus, you’ll find we offer our students much more than just a place to study and sleep. A decision to live in University Housing and Dining Services means joining the nearly 4,300 students who live on our campus and call it home.

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.

Students who need additional academic preparation before beginning an undergraduate or graduate program of study may wish to enroll in a Pathways program or Academic English offer through the INTO OSU Center located on the OSU campus. Full-time INTO OSU students take 18-21 hours per week of classes and have many optional recreational activities to enhance their stay in Corvallis. INTO OSU students have full access to OSU facilities, including the library, recreation center and university housing. Visit the INTO OSU website for more details.

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):
    • Undergrad:
      • Resident: $25,434
      • Non-Resident: $43,899
    • Graduate:
      • Resident: $29,691
      • Non-Resident: $39,336

Office of International Admissions

1701 SW Western Blvd.
Corvallis, OR 97333 USA
Phone: +1 541 737 5719
Fax: +1 541 737 4220
Email: intladmit@oregonstate.edu
Web: oregonstate.edu/admissions/international.php

For Master’s of PhD programs,
Phone: +1 541 737 4881
Email: graduate.admissions@oregonstate.edu

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.