Thursday, June 27, 2013

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT] Oregon State University (OSU) - Part 1

[Source: Oregon State University]

Campus Life as an International Student
Oregon State University offers a friendly, welcoming community where students can get involved in their favorite activities — and try new ones. Students can choose from more than 300 clubs and activities, including student government, sports, community service, social and environmental awareness, Greek life, theater and music. Oregon State also hosts a variety of events — many that are open to the community — such as lectures, concerts, festivals and other cultural programs.

General Information:
  • Public, 4-year or above college/university
  • Located in Corvallis, Oregon

  • more than 200 undergraduate programs
  • more than 80 graduate programs
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Business
  • Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • Pharmacy
  • Science
  • University Honors College
  • Veterinary Medicine

Top 5 majors for international undergraduate students:
  • Business
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

Top 5 majors for international graduate students:
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • MBA
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • 23:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 1,674 Full-time faculty
Student Body (Fall 2012)

Total student population: 24,962
Total international student population: 2,980

Undergraduates: 20,620
  • Females: 47%
  • Males: 53%
  • International: 1,060
  • Countries represented: 89

Graduates: 4,342
  • International: 779
  • Full-time: 71%
Test Scores (Fall 2011)

  • SAT CR: 470-600
  • SAT Math: 490-620
  • ACT Composite: 21-27

  • Best in the West – In the 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region, Princeton Review
  • A Tier 1 Research University – Carnegie Foundation’s Tier 1 Very High Research Activity and Community Engagement designations
  • Among 23 Public University Best Buys – 2011 Fiske Guide to College
  • Top 25 Green Colleges - 2011 Kaplan Guide
  • #139 National Universities – US News & World Report

Office of International Admissions
Oregon State University
1701 SW Western Blvd.
Corvallis, OR 97333 USA
Phone: +1 541-737-5719

Living in Corvallis, Oregon as an International Student
Founded in 1868, Oregon State University’s campus is located in Corvallis, Oregon. Downtown Corvallis is just a 15 minute walk from campus. The historic campus is characterized by its red brick buildings, old-growth trees and lush greenery. The bustling OSU campus is stimulating and diverse, and the Corvallis community is welcoming as well.

It’s a quiet community that’s perfect for studying, but there’s always something to do - from a huge indoor soccer facility to hiking, river rafting, camping and skiing. Students can experience classic American college life at OSU.

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