History, Affiliations and Rankings
Oregon State University traces back to 1856, when it was established as the Corvallis Academy, a primary preparatory community school, that in 1868 became the Corvallis State Agricultural College. With growing student enrolments and increasing diversity in degree programs led the School to become Oregon State College in 1937 and in 1961, it was accorded its present status as Oregon State University. Oregon State University is designated as a Community Engagement University by Carnegie Foundation, and is also classified as a doctoral university with a status of "highest research activity." The University is one of the 73 Land-grant universities in the USA and is also the only State university apart from Penn State University, to be designated among the Sun-grant, Space-grant, and Sea-grant colleges in the United States. The US News and World Report ranks the University at #295 in the Best Global Universities and at #162 in the National Universities category in 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Oregon State University is situated across multiple campus locations, namely the main Corvallis Campus, the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, Portland campus, the Hartfield Marine Science Center along with Extension Centers across 36 countries worldwide. The Corvallis location is a beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art campus situated in one of America's Best College Towns, while the Bend Campus is a dynamic community and expanding economy at the heart of Central Oregon. The University's academic structure is composed of a Graduate school, 11 Colleges of specialization, and an Honors College that offer more than 200 Undergraduate and over 100 Graduate degree programs. The Colleges offer distinct courses in Engineering, Public Health and Human Sciences, Science, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Agricultural Sciences, Business, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and Education. OSU also offers a University Exploratory Studies Program which allows students to explore their options
Accomplishments and Alumni
Oregon State University falls among the top 1.4% of the universities worldwide, and is also popularly known as the destination for high-achievers. The US News and World Report recognizes OSU as a Top Innovative University in the Pacific Northwest, while according to PayScale, the University is the #1 Public University in Oregon for Mid-Career Salary. Oregon State has a research funding of $384 million, which is the highest among universities in Oregon. It is also placed #3 worldwide for addressing and solving Climate Change. Further, 4 Oregon State faculty members are recognized among the top 1% of the "World's Most Cited Researchers." OSU has alumni living, studying, working and researching on all the 7 continents across 70+ countries with a global alumni community of 2,10,000+ "Beavers," representing 118 nationalities. Graduates of the University include famous personalities from across the world and professions including, Trevor Bardette (American Film Actor), Douglas Engelbart (Engineer and Inventor), Kevin Hagen (American Actor), Cecil Andrus (Former Governor of Idaho), George Oppen (American Objectivist Poet), Linus Pauling (American Chemist) and others.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Oregon State University has a diverse and welcoming student community of 34,100+ Undergraduate and Graduate students who attend the University from over 50 US States and 106 countries worldwide. Cultural diversity and difference is encouraged on the campus with the students having plenty of opportunities to celebrate their culture and discover others in the University's 7 Cultural Resource Centers. This provides students with global perspectives and excellent career opportunities. Intel Coporation, Nike, Boeing, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Columbia Sportswear Company, adidas, Salesforce, Meta, RedFrock Franchise Network and other top corporations recruit graduates from Oregon State University.