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Oregon State University Review

Corvallis, OR, 1500 S.W. Jefferson Avenue
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A-
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Excellent

Oregon State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 29,576 students and offering 264 degrees in Corvallis, OR.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Oregon State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
1,027 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
11
Agricultural Teacher Education
11
6
Art Studies
2
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
37
Biology Teacher Education
0
7
Chemistry Teacher Education
0
2
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
29
7
10
Creative Writing
13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
50
Education
48
11
13
Educational Administration and Supervision
17
Elementary Education and Teaching
18
51
English Language and Literature
59
9
English/language Arts Teacher Education
10
11
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
0
3
French Language and Literature
8
German Language and Literature
5
German Language Teacher Education
1
Health and Physical Education/fitness
231
14
5
Health Teacher Education
4
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
1
2
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
0
Liberal Arts
135
Mathematics Teacher Education
21
4
1
Music Teacher Education
4
2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
9
Physics Teacher Education
0
2
Reading Teacher Education
5
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
15
4
6
Social Studies Teacher Education
9
Spanish Language and Literature
12
Spanish Language Teacher Education
0
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
65
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
18
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Engineering
1,010 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
26
Chemical Engineering
88
18
5
Civil Engineering
102
54
10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
107
44
14
Engineering
15
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
14
12
1
Environmental Science
71
6
4
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
44
Industrial Engineering
58
16
4
Manufacturing Engineering
23
Materials Sciences
4
5
Mechanical Engineering
141
31
8
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
2
3
Natural Resources/conservation
6
Nuclear Engineering
27
9
2
Water Resources Engineering
8
1
Wood Science and Wood Products/pulp and Paper Technology
19
6
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
917 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/united States Studies/civilization
3
Anthropology
65
14
3
2
Ethics
1
0
Ethnic Studies
5
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
2
History
50
Human Development and Family Studies
318
4
4
International/global Studies
30
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
21
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
0
Philosophy
16
Political Science
41
Psychology
179
Public Policy Analysis
34
Religion/religious Studies
0
1
Social Sciences
12
Sociology
86
Sustainability Studies
15
Women's Studies
6
4
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
826 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
76
Accounting and Business/management
6
Applied Economics
12
5
Business Administration and Management
130
81
0
Consumer Merchandising/retailing Management
87
Economics
103
Finance
128
Marketing/marketing Management
94
Operations Management and Supervision
94
Research and Development Management
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Agriculture
757 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business and Management
13
Agricultural Economics
13
Agricultural Engineering
18
1
2
Agriculture
89
Agronomy and Crop Science
15
Animal Sciences
88
3
1
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations
7
3
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
113
13
13
2
Food Science
51
15
1
Forest Engineering
24
Forest Management/forest Resources Management
16
15
0
Forest Sciences and Biology
6
Forestry
10
3
Horticultural Science
47
Natural Resources Management and Policy
89
14
Plant Sciences
6
0
Range Science and Management
12
5
1
Soil Science and Agronomy
6
2
Urban Forestry
0
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
9
8
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
12
6
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
653 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
24
2
3
Biology
145
Biotechnology
16
0
Botany
3
8
3
Cellular and Molecular Biology
1
5
Chemistry
38
6
12
Entomology
0
0
Geography
5
6
7
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
30
Geology/earth Science
5
3
2
Geophysics and Seismology
1
1
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
4
0
Mathematics
43
13
2
Microbiology
79
3
4
Natural Sciences
57
1
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
7
5
Physics
30
5
5
Statistics
15
3
Systematic Biology/biological Systematics
1
Zoology
44
1
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Healthcare
633 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
23
0
Bioethics/medical Ethics
35
Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine
6
0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
53
1
1
Gerontology
2
Health/medical Physics
7
17
1
Health/medical Preparatory Programs
79
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
0
0
0
Pharmaceutical Sciences
0
4
Pharmacy
83
Public Health
186
59
11
6
Toxicology
0
2
Veterinary Medicine
57
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
358 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
238
25
7
Management Information Systems
88
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Communication and Media
93 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications
23
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
70
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Trades and Careers
85 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
1
4
Apparel and Textiles
19
Construction Engineering
61
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Art and Design
63 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Interior Design
29
Music
14
Visual and Performing Arts
20
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Hospitality
33 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
0
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
33
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Oregon State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture
Anthropology
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Business Administration and Management
Computer Science
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
Economics
Education
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Biochemistry/Biophysics, Class of 1977

Well-rounded scientific background. Not a lot of networking opportunities or specific tools.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Technical Journalism, Class of 1988

internships, instructors from The Real World

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hr, Class of 2005

Alumni assoc. has an program to assist you with pefecting the tools you have to get a job

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Information Systems, Accountancy, Class of 2012

Meet the firms night, career services website

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cultural Anthropology, Class of 2012

Relevant course work and projects that encourage community interaction

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS History, Class of 1981

At the time not much

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agriculture, Class of 1980

Excluding liberal arts programs that are a COMPLETE WASTYE such as Ethnic Studies, Woman Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, my college offers all the pragmatic and practical courses required to succeed in a specific regiment and career.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Marketing, Class of 2013

Career success center for all business students, tons of scholarships, internships, and jobs that relate to your field. Many opportunities to get involved.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biochemistry, Class of 1993

curriculum was up to date and relevant to what was occurring in industry

Rated January 2016
Alumni
masters of arts interdisiplinary studies, Class of 2013

career counsling and job prep center

Rated January 2016
Alumni
New Media, Class of 2012

Not much. But, I played football and that didn't allow me a lot of time to take advantage of things offered. So it is probably a lot better than my perspective.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2014

Built-in internship program. Career building workshops and a center dedicated to helping students with professional skills and securing a job post-graduation.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1992

When I attended, there was a Student Resource Center where students could conduct practice interviews for employers. Also, the school provided many Internship opportunities.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Biochemistry/Biophysics, Class of 1977

Students were generally friendly. I wasn't really a part of the culture (which revolved around fraternities and sororities).

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Technical Journalism, Class of 1988

fairly conservative, but lots of different cultures and interests

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS History, Class of 1981

It was an agricultural college and did not in the 70's have much of a diverse culture...

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Child Development, Class of 1978

working class, agricultural, beautiful setting

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agriculture, Class of 1980

TOO LIBERAL which means exceptionally naïve, stupid, and unprepared for the real world ... a lot of "entitlement" babies and hover parents.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Marketing, Class of 2013

The most amazing campus ever! Friendly and smart people!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biochemistry, Class of 1993

Huge school, find your own small group and stick with them

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2014

Good student life. Lots of students are dedicated to creating a positive and fun environment.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1992

The students that I associated with were very focused on completing their degrees and getting into the working world.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Biochemistry/Biophysics, Class of 1977

The facilities varied from state-of-the-art to outdated. The science facilities were decent.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Technical Journalism, Class of 1988

When I was there (mid 80s), computer labs just coming online. The usual compliment of dining halls, dorms and classrooms.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cultural Anthropology, Class of 2012

Some of the buildings are old but the university has kept up with the maintenance. Many of the new facilities are state of the art and offer some of the best technology.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS History, Class of 1981

I thought they were great!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Marketing, Class of 2013

Lots of libraries or computer labs, dorms were amazing. There were quite a few older classrooms but they have improved this since i left. Lots of yummy food.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biochemistry, Class of 1993

dorms were condemned by the city shortly after I moved out, structural integrity was poor, facilities (heat water etc) was poor, the few new structures were of excellent quality, the older buildings were falling apart quite literally

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Corporate Fitness, Class of 1986

Better than when I went there.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. - Health Care Administration, Class of 2000

Out-dated when I was there, but they are better now

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2014

Dorms and classrooms are old. They are continuously upgrading facilities and labs. Room for improvement.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1992

At the time I attended, there were 3-4 large computer labs and a few smaller ones. Less than half of the students owned a personal computer. Classrooms were adequate for the teaching environment, but many were being upgraded for multi-media. I cannot speak about dorms, or dining halls, as I didn't live on campus.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Biochemistry/Biophysics, Class of 1977

The most popular activities/groups were sports and fraternities/sororities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Technical Journalism, Class of 1988

didn't participate in most activities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cultural Anthropology, Class of 2012

Camp Adventure Youth Services Program

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. - Health Care Administration, Class of 2000

IM Sports, beach and mountains only 1-2 hours away

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical Engineering, Class of 2014

Lots of sports clubs and non-athletic club. Robotics club was very popular. Many activities to get involved with.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1992

One of the more unique and popular fund raising activities was a fraternity-sponsored event called the "Mary's Peak Marathon." It was a 26-29 mile, 20-person relay from Corvallis, Oregon to the top of Mary's Peak (5000+ ft. elevation). Teams consisted of 10 men and 10 women. It was so popular, that the roster of teams would fill up in only a few hours, at its height of popularity. Sadly, the event is no longer held. OSU continues to hold several cultural events, China Night, India Night, Hui O Hawaii (Hawaiian) Nights, Latin Night. Something for everyone.

Rated January 2016
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