Oregon State University: Turning Ideas into Reality
Visit Corvallis, and you’ll immediately notice the tremendous contribution Oregon State University makes to the economic, cultural, recreational and social vitality of our community. It’s a place where faculty, students and alumni are turning ideas into reality — meeting challenges and solving problems through research, innovation and application.True to its designation as the state’s land grant university, Oregon State is investing in a better future with a focus on three signature areas of research and teaching: Earth systems science; human health and wellness; and economic and social progress. And as Oregon’s largest public research university, Oregon State attracted $261.7 million in research funding last year. Oregon State is also one of only two land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the United States.
With nearly 25,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries, Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body that’s known for its friendly, close-knit community. Students can choose from more than 200 academic programs, with many offering multiple opportunities for internships, research projects and other hands-on learning.
Oregon State’s 420-acre campus is just blocks from downtown Corvallis. One of only a handful of universities listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the campus features stately buildings, seasonal landscaping and green, open spaces.
Oregon State hosts multiple events throughout the year, many of which are free and open to the public. Join in with students, faculty, staff and the community at musical performances, plays and films. Listen to a notable writer or scientist or participate in a natural resources symposium. Plus, there’s the excitement of Pac-12 Conference athletics, with the Oregon State Beavers competing in a variety of men’s and women’s sports.
Oregon State offers guided tours daily for prospective students and their families, as well as opportunities to meet faculty and current students. You can also take a self-guided tour of campus. Call the Oregon State Tour Office at 541-737-2626 or pick up a Visitor’s Guide and Self-Guided Tour brochure at the information booth on Jefferson Street.