Oregon State is an international public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant University and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations as well. With $441 million in external research funding in 2017, a second consecutive year of record-breaking growth, With 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, a statewide economic footprint of $2.371 billion and an impact that reaches across the state and beyond. At Oregon State University, international students join a supportive community dedicated to student success and wellbeing. We are committed to providing international students with learning experiences and services that promote academic, professional and personal success. The OSU campus community is defined by its commitment to a cleaner, safer and more sustainable quality of life. Your experience as a student is our top priority. Our academic clubs and organizations will enable you to pursue and apply your interests, build leadership skills and prepare you for your future career. As a student at Oregon State University, you will enjoy full access to all university resources, services and facilities.
STUDENTS: 31,476 : 83% undergraduate, 15% graduate, 2% professional, 60% Oregon residents, 40% non-residents, 11% international. INTO OSU continues a long tradition of more than 100 years of service to students from other countries at OSU. Academic preparation, English language training, admissions, recruiting and student services for international students at OSU are provided by a 50/50 partnership entity called INTO Oregon State University. Founded in 2008, INTO OSU is an initiative to increase the number of and percentage ratio of international students at OSU and to improve the overall level of service that OSU provides for them. OSU leads and maintains full control of all academic and admissions decisions, while INTO contributes to market knowledge, leads student recruitment and contributes to the overall student experience. Since its inception, the partnership has helped to more than double the OSU international student population, serving the university’s overall internationalization goals.
AWARDS AND RANKINGS: Oregon State University's rankings illustrate the quality of education provided by our dedicated faculty. At OSU you will gain the knowledge and expertise needed to advance in your career. For nearly 150 years, OSU has been recognized as a leading research university in the United States. In fact, OSU is one of only 40 public universities to be awarded as a Top Tier 1 research facility for innovation and diversity. As a university, OSU is committed to advancing the science of sustainable earth ecosystems, improving human health and wellness and promoting economic growth and social progress for the people of Oregon, the United States and the world.
Oregon State University:.; top 125 colleges in the western U.S (Princeton Review)., U.S. News & World Report has ranked Oregon State among the "Best Global Universities" (Top 2 percent in the world), and the Ecampus in the top 10 for online bachelor’s degree programs, also Ecampus also ranks first on a list of the Top 50 Best Value Online Colleges for 2017 by ValueColleges.com. Top 78 Best Universities in the US (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015), #41 Top Research University in the US, , # 68 Top Public University in the US (U.S. News & World Report 2016) # 200 Best Universities (World (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015), # 68 Top Public University in the US (U.S. News & World Report 2016), $309M in Research Funding (2014-15), 1 of 44 Best Buy Schools in the US (Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016),
Location & Facilities
Oregon offers you all of the variety of the Pacific Northwest region. Whether you love walking on the beach or skiing in the mountains, the Cascade Mountain Range and Pacific coast offer scenic and recreational activities like nowhere else in the US. City of CORVALLIS: Number 4 best college town (Forbes), #1 Most Secure Small City in the US. Downtown Corvallis is only a few blocks away from campus. It is a charming small town and an easy place to navigate. Almost all the roads have bicycle lanes. There's a free bus line that can take you anywhere in Corvallis. Many festivals and events are organized throughout the year, bringing students and the entire community together. Some of the most popular events in town are the Wednesday and Saturday outdoor markets. You'll enjoy walking along the river while tasting and buying local, fresh and organic products, Visit Crater Lake National Park, the deepest lake on the American continent• Hike to over 200 waterfalls in Oregon• Ski on Mount Hood or anywhere on the Cascade Range. Taste fresh and local produce at the Corvallis Farmer's Market. Go tax-free shopping in Portland or at the Woodburn outlet mall • Enjoy locally made wine tasting in the 650 wineries in Oregon • Tour one of the almost 200 breweries in Oregon. Sports and Recreation: At Oregon State you will find NCAA Division 1, Pac-12 Conference sports and all the excitement that comes with them. Students here enjoy the use of world-class athletic facilities and value a healthy, active lifestyle. football team: BEAVERS Industry and Opportunity :Living in Corvallis will give you many opportunities for jobs and internships. Seattle, Portland and its region have become a hub for new technologies such as cloud computing and innovative financial services technologies. Many companies are now investing in the region and are looking to hire Oregon State University students, including: Hewlett-Packard, Nike and Boeing.
List of Departments(Faculties)
Oregon State offers more than 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through its 11 colleges, the graduate school and the Honors College, one of only a handful of degree-granting honors programs in the U.S.
Agricultural Sciences, Business, Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Education, Engineering, Forestry, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Public Health and Human Sciences, Science, Veterinary Medicine.
Pathway Program: Our International Year One Undergraduate Pathway programs combine intensive English language study, academic skills development and academic course work. They are carefully designed programs to help you through the first year of your undergraduate degree program. Joining our Pathway program will not extend the overall length of an undergraduate degree program. In fact, it will guarantee places in required courses, which may shorten the length of your program.
Decide if the Program is Right for You The program is ideal for students who:
• Want to earn a bachelor’s degree in the US
• Desire additional academic, language and cultural support to excel at a US university
• May need to improve English language skills
• May have a lower GPA than required for direct admission to degree programs
Program Benefits: • Guaranteed progression to an OSU undergraduate program upon successful completion of a Pathway program • Courses with domestic and international students • Highly trained, experienced university instructors • Dedicated Undergraduate Pathway tutoring for any subject• Academic advising throughout the program including progression and student success advisors • Use of a state-of-the-art learning center • Exceptional on-campus housing experience; all students with Undergraduate Pathway in their study plan are required to live on campus during their first three term.
LENGTH OF PATHWAY PROGRAMS: 4-Term Pathway: Our new 4-term Pathway program is designed specially for international students who want to start earning credits toward their bachelor's degree at a US university while improving their English skills. Available in fall, winter and summer terms (depending on your major), this program offers more focus on English language preparation than our other Pathway programs. 3-Term Pathway: Our 3-Term Pathway program provides an excellent balance of academic and English language preparation. This is ideal for most students and has start dates available in fall, winter and spring terms (depending on your major). 1-Term or 2-Term Pathway:
This accelerated option is designed for students who have good academic grades and need little or no English preparation. Students can begin this program during the fall, winter and spring terms.
PROGRESSION ROUTES: Students who successfully complete their Pathway program can progress to the following degree programs:
Accountancy, Agricultural Business Management, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance, Interior Design, Hospitality Management (Cascades campus only), Management, Marketing, Merchandising Management
Computer Science, Computer Science Web and Mobile Web Software Development (Cascades campus only)
Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, Ecological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering (Cascades campus only), Environmental Engineering, Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering
EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE
Kinesiology, Human Development and Family Sciences, Nutrition, Public Health
FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Food Science and Technology
Forestry, Forestry Engineering
GENERAL AND GENERAL LIBERAL ARTS FOCUS
American Studies (Cascades campus only), Anthropology, Applied Visual Arts, Art, Digital Communication Arts, Economics, Education, English, Ethnic Studies, French, German, Graphic Design, History, Liberal Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Spanish, Speech Communication
All other majors**
Economics, Environmental Economics and Policy, Sociology, Natural Resources and Renewable Materials*, Horticulture
Rangeland Sciences, Recreation Resource Management, Renewable Materials, Tourism and Outdoor Leadership (Cascades campus only)
Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biohealth Sciences, Biology, Bioresource Research, Botany, Chemistry, Crop and Soil Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics/Applied Physics, Radiation Health Physics, Zoology Note: The Marine Studies Initiative: A new teaching and research model: The MSI will increase understanding of coastal and ocean systems and promote sustainability on key issues including climate change, food security and safety, natural hazards, renewable energy production and natural resources management.
WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
*The Forestry and Natural Resources and Renewable Materials Pathway can lead to the indicated major but may require some additional course work. **Inquire about full list of majors and options
GRADUATE SCHOOL: OSU offers more than 80 graduate programs and three different paths for international students to earn their degree: Direct entry, Pathway programs and English language programs. Some facts:
#4 Top Graduate School in the US for Robotics Engineering(Grad School Hub 2016),
#25 Best Global University for Environment/Ecology (U.S. News & World Report 2016)
Direct Entry: If you meet the specified language and academic criteria you may apply directly to Oregon State University. If you do not meet these requirements we encourage you to apply to our Pathway or English language programs; PATHWAY PROGRAMS: We have designed our Pathway programs to provide you with a direct path to various graduate degrees at the university. These programs give you the academic foundation, essential language skills and GMAT/GRE test preparation to successfully move on to a master's degree program. English Language Program
Our Academic English program has been designed to help you improve your English and prepare you for university study in the US. Once you meet our English language entry requirement, you can apply to a graduate program.
TOP OSU GRADUATE PROGRAMS
#12 Nuclear Engineering
#25 Biological/ Agricultural Engineering
#26 Veterinary Medicine
#34 Earth Sciences
#37 Public Health
#46 Civil Engineering
#46 Industrial/Manufacturing/ Systems Engineering
#51 Environmental/ Environmental Health Engineering
#57 Electrical/Electronic/ Communications Engineering
#58 Computer Engineering
#61 Mechanical Engineering
#65 Materials Engineering
#67 Computer Science
#74 Chemical Engineering
#75 Biological Sciences
#77 Best Engineering Schools • #77 Physics
#115 Public Affairs
#132 Best Education Schools
START DATES: Fall: September 11, 2017; Winter: January 4, 2018; Spring: March 29, 2018, Summer: June 21, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE *: Fall: April 1, 2017, Winter: July 1, 2017, Spring: October 1, 2017 • Summer: January 1, 2018* Application deadlines may vary. Check specific program requirements.
PATHWAYS PROGRAM GRADUATE SCHOOL: Our Graduate Pathway programs are the most supported and non-competitive route to a graduate program in an American Tier 1 research university. Joining this program will assure you admission to your graduate program upon successful completion of the progression requirements. These programs will give you the academic foundation, essential language skills and GMAT/GRE test preparation to successfully move on to your master's or doctoral degree. The Graduate Pathway program is ideal for international students who: Desire to earn a US graduate degree. May need to improve English language skills and still earn credits toward their degree program. Desire additional academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed during the first year at a US university. May not be eligible for direct entry. May need additional preparation for GMAT/GRE
Program Benefits: Up to 40 hours of TOEFL test preparation and GMAT/GRE preparation. Dedicated academic advisor and progression advisor to help facilitate transition to the university. Pathway peer tutors available to provide additional academic support. Assured and non-competitive progression to your masters program when you successfully complete the Graduate Pathway TOEFL, GMAT and GRE PREP: TOEFL, GMAT and GRE test preparation are built into the Graduate Pathway program curriculum. You will receive up to 40 hours of test preparation throughout the duration of the program. Our test preparation courses are taught by experienced OSU instructors and focus on skills-based language development and test-taking skills which include the use of practice tests and individual feedback on performance. We also provide self-study materials, available in our learning center.
Key Program Facts: Start Dates* Fall: September 13, 2017 • Winter: January 2, 2018; Spring: March 27, 2018
Students must arrive at least one day prior to the program start date.
PATHWAY PROGRAMS: College of Business – MBA The Graduate Pathway for MBA is designed to provide the academic foundation for students wanting to pursue an MBA degree. The MBA Pathway and the MBA program combined will take two to three years to complete depending on course load and specialization options. Students who wish to earn an MBA at OSU must complete 60 graduate credit hours, which includes 15 credits of MBA Core I
classes. Students in the INTO OSU Pathway program will enroll in the Core I classes and have the opportunity to earn those 15 credits toward their MBA degree while in the Pathway program. Integrated Business Project
The OSU MBA supplements rigorous classroom instruction with practical, hands-on opportunities to learn by doing. This model gives you both the knowledge and the experience you need to lead in an increasingly complex business environment. You will work collaboratively in multi-cultural, interdisciplinary teams and will have the opportunity to complete an integrated business project in your chosen field of study. MBA Tracks. The following specializations are available: Business Analytics, Corporate Finance, Innovation Management, Market Research, Research Thesis, Supply Chain and Logistics Management. College of Engineering: No. 46 Best Graduate Program for Civil Engineering
(U.S. News & World Report 2016). 1-Term Pathway for All Graduate Engineering Programs (except Civil Engineering),
Fall: September 13, 2017 (ECE/CS*) Spring: March 27, 2018 (All), Degree Program Components: 45 credit hour program, 0 credit hours apply from Pathway, 45 credit hours remaining toward degree. MEng in Civill Engineering,
MEng in Chemical Engineering, MEng in Construction and Engineering Management, MEng in Environmental Engineering, Eng in Electrical and Computer Engineering, MEng in Industrial Engineering, MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science/PhD in Comparative Health Sciences, COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES: Master's, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE: Master`s
DATES, TUITION AND FEES: Oregon State University Rates are an estimate and subject to change. All prices in US dollars. By Academic Term There are 4 terms per academic year (fall, winter, spring, summer), each about 12 weeks /3 months. Prices are estimated for 15 credits per quarter.
Estimated Costs and Deposits:
Start Dates*:• Fall: September 13, 2017 • Winter: January 2, 2018,• Spring: March 27, 2018N• Summer: June 19, 2018 * Students must arrive at least one day prior to the program start date.