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About Oregon State University

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Year of establishment1868
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Also Known AsOSU
Accepted Exams
TOEFLIELTS+1 More
Total International Students3551
Size of Campus in acres400
Male/Female Ratio0.89
UG/PG Course Ratio0.5
Faculty/Student Ratio19
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 549 million
Scholarships9
No.of Campuses2
Accommodation expenses7581 USD for 2 sharing (UG),8664 USD for 3 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses3480 USD (UG),3480 USD (PG)
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Q:   What is Oregon State University known for?

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Oregon State University is an international public research university situated in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. It is nearly a part of the top 500 universities in the world with the rank #505 in QS World University Rankings 2024. Oregon State University is known for its expertise in studies of marine sciences, forestry, sustainable food systems and more. Carnegie Foundation has distinguished OSUniversity as a "Community Engagement" university and a doctoral university with a status of the highest research activity. Oregon State is also one of the only three U.S. institutions to attain the titles of sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant institutions.

 

Q:   What is Oregon State University's ranking?

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When it comes to Oregon State University's rankings, it is a part of the top universities in USA and its world rankings are as follows:

  • #505 in World University Rankings 2024 - QS World University Rankings
  • #142 in Best National Universities in United States 2024 - US News and World Report Rankings 
  • #76 in Top Public Schools in United States 2024 - US News and World Report Rankings 
  • #142 in Best Value Schools in United States 2024 - US News and World Report Rankings 
  • #310 in US College Rankings 2022 – Times Higher Education (THE)
 

Q:   Is Oregon State University hard to get into?

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According to U.S. News & World Report, Oregon State University acceptance rate is 89%. Oregon State University admissions is selective and the applicants must meet the entry requirements in order to take admission. For admissions to the undergraduate courses, OSU follows a holistic admissions process. The following factors are considered while evaluating the Oregon State University application:

  • High-school grades
  • Courses taken and rigor of coursework
  • Class rank
  • Information provided in the personal statement on the application
  • Responses of the applicants to one of the available OSU’s application essay prompts
  • Special talents and achievements
  • Experiences and diverse perspectives
  • Letters of recommendation (if submitted)
  • Any test scores (if submitted)

Even for admission to graduate programs of OSU admission decisions are based on various factors like the quality of applicant’s prior academic degree and record of accomplishment, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, performance in the achievement and aptitude tests, etc.

 

Q:   Is studying in Oregon State University expensive?

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Oregon State University's programs are offered through its 11 academic colleges, which are bifurcated into over 200 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate degree programs. The annual tuition fees required to pursue a degree course at OSU is around 20L on an average, which can be considered a little expensive as a study abroad option. Students can refer to the table listed below for course specific fees requirements:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (61 courses)
INR 12 L - 24 L
MEng (11 courses)
INR 22 L - 24 L
BBA (23 courses)
INR 14 L - 29 L
B.E. / B.Tech (21 courses)
INR 15 L - 30 L
BBA2 (4 courses)
INR 22 L - 24 L
B.A. (21 courses)
INR 13 L - 29 L
M.A. (13 courses)
INR 24 L
MIM (6 courses)
INR 19 L - 55 L
BFA (2 courses)
INR 25 L - 27 L
 

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Q:   Does Oregon State University offer scholarships for graduate international students?

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Yes, Oregon State University does provide generous scholarships to international graduate students. Disbursement amount as well as the eligibility criteria differs according to the choice scholarship and students must be outstanding in academics, along with being good in co-curricular activities in order to avail these scholarship benefits.

Scholarship NameDisbursement AmountDuration
Regional Scholarship$1,000 - $7,500 per yearOne time in the first year
Continued Success Scholarship

$3,000 - $5,000 per year

$6,000 - $10,000 total

Up to 2 years (renewable)

Note: Oregon State University's scholarships for international students are subjected to changes, ie; disbursement amount may vary.

 

Q:   Can international undergraduates avail scholarships at Oregon State University?

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Yes, international undergraduates can avail scholarships at Oregon State University, which are very generous in nature. Disbursement amount as well as the eligibility criteria differs according to the choice scholarship and students must be outstanding in academics, along with being good in co-curricular activities in order to avail these scholarship benefits.

Scholarship NameDisbursement AmountDuration
Provost's Scholarship for Excellence

$6,000 per year

($24,000 total) 

Up to 4 years (renewable)
Regional Scholarship$1,000 - $8,000 per yearOne time in the first year/term
Continued Success Scholarship

$3,000 - $5,000 per year

$9,000 - $15,000 total

Up to 3 years (renewable)
Honorary Scholarship for Leadership$2,000One time in the first year/term

Note: Oregon State University's scholarships for international students are subjected to changes, ie; disbursement amount may vary.

 

OSU Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 30 - 85
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall30ᵗʰ Apr 2024 - 15ᵗʰ Mar 2025
Spring1ˢᵗ Sep 2024 - 3ʳᵈ Mar 2025
Summer1ˢᵗ May 2024 - 1ˢᵗ Apr 2025
Winter1ˢᵗ Jun - 9ᵗʰ Dec 2024
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Q:   What are Oregon State University's application deadlines for international students?

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Prospective students of Oregon State University can apply through the application portal available on the university's website. While applying to the university, students are required to pay a non-refundable $65 = INR 5,411* application fee. Refer to the table below for Oregon State University's application deadlines for international students (2024 intake):

Degree TypeIntake SeasonApplication Deadline
UndergraduateWinter 2024December 11, 2023
UndergraduateSpring 2024March 4, 2024
UndergraduateSummer 2024June 17, 2024
PostgraduateAllAt least 90 days before the start of the term applying for

* 1 USD = INR 83.26

 

Q:   Which documents do I need to submit while applying to Oregon State University?

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Prospective students of Oregon State University can apply through the application portal available on the university's website. While applying to the university, students are required to pay a non-refundable $65 = INR 5,411* application fee and the documents listed below:

  • Academic records/transcripts;

  • Official English proficiency exam test scores (IELTS/TOEFL);

  • Standardized test scores (SAT/ACT);

  • GRE scores;

  • Letter (s) of Reference;
  • Financial Documentation;

  • Photocopy of passport; and

  • Photocopy of Current Visa/I-20 (if already in the US).

Note: Some Oregon State University programs may have additional document requirements. Therefore, students are advised to refer to OSU's official website for course-specific requirements.

 

Q:   What is Oregon State University's acceptance rate?

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Based on the ratio of admissions to applications,  Oregon State University's acceptance rate stands at 83%. Since, the stats are on the higher end, we can conclude that OSU is a not a very competitive university to get in. Once an applicant fulfills Oregon State University's admission requirements, ie; competitive grades, standarized test scores (SAT/ACT), English language requirements as well as relevant documents, they are most likely to secure an admission in the university. However, students must not take this lightly and apply to OSU within the deadlines in order to get enrolled as a student.

Note: The data has been derived from US News & World Report and is subjected to changes.

 

Q:   How can graduate students get into Oregon State University?

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In order to get enrolled in Oregon State University for higher studies, all international students are required to fulfill certain admission requirements. The exact entry requirements may differ according to the choice of course. However, OSU demands the following requirements from prospective overseas applicants:

  • Completed online application along with $65 = INR 5,411* application fee; and
  • A four-year baccalaureate degree, a professional degree or an appropriate US/Canadian alternative degree, from a regionally accredited or recognised college or university with 3.0 GPA; or
  • A four-year baccalaureate degree, a professional degree or an appropriate US/Canadian alternative degree, and a 45-quarter credit equivalent graduate degree from a regionally accredited or recognised college or university with 3.0 GPA; and
  • Overall cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Academic transcripts from all the institutions attended; and
  • English proficiency exam scores (IELTS: 6.5 | TOEFL: 80 | DET: 110).

* 1 USD = INR 83.26

 

OSU Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(61 courses)
INR 12 L - 24 L
Duration1 year-42 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 80 - 100, Duolingo: 110 & Above
B.Sc.(35 courses)
INR 13 L - 31 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 70 - 80
BBA(23 courses)
INR 14 L - 32 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 70 & Above, PTE: 48 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(21 courses)
INR 15 L - 32 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 70 & Above, PTE: 48 & Above
MEng(11 courses)
INR 16 L - 43 L
Duration12-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 - 92, Duolingo: 110 & Above
B.A.(21 courses)
INR 13 L - 29 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 70 & Above
M.A.(13 courses)
INR 16 L - 24 L
Duration18 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
MBA/PGDM(8 courses)
INR 16 L - 76 L
Duration9-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 80 - 91, Duolingo: 110 - 130
MIM(6 courses)
INR 16 L - 57 L
Duration9-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 80 - 91, Duolingo: 110 - 130
M.Agri.(4 courses)
INR 16 L - 23 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, Duolingo: 110 & Above
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Q:   What are Oregon State University's admission requirements for Indian students?

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Oregon State University accepts country-specific qualifications from Indian graduate students and they must be fulfilled by the applicants in order to secure an enrollment in OSU. These entry requirements comprise of the following:

Degree Requirements:

  • 4 year Bachelor's degree; OR
  • 3 year Bachelor plus completed Master = 4 year Bachelor's degree; OR
  • A professional degree signifying completion of a 4-year equivalent degree relating to a specific career.

Academic Requirements:

  • A cumulative average GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B average); OR
  • A cumulative average of 60% (First Class) out of 100% is generally equivalent to a B average; OR
  • A cumulative average of 8 out of 10 where no classification is given; OR
  • Percentage or grade equivalent to First Class.

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 & Above; OR
  • TOEFL iBT: 80 (with minimum of 18 on all subscores).
 

Q:   What are Oregon State University's English language requirements?

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Oregon State University's admission requirements for international students comprise of proof of proficiency in the English language as a major entry requirement. OSU accepts all the major English proficiency exams and students can refer to the table below for the minimum score requirements:

English Proficiency ExamMinimum Score Requirements
IELTS6.5 & Above
TOEFL80 (at least 16 in each section)
Duolingo110 & Above
 

Q:   Can I get English proficiency score waiver at Oregon State University?

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Oregon State University's admission requirements for international students comprise of proof of proficiency in the English language as a major entry requirement. However, overseas applicants can secure an admission in OSU without IELTS/TOEFL/DET score if they meet at least one of the criteria listed below:

  • Oregon6 score: 560 (Evidence based reading/writing);
  • ACT score: 21;
  • IB Diploma: Language and Literature HL with a minimum score of 5;
  • AP English: Language and Composition with a minimum score of 3;
  • Completion of two or more full-time semesters/quarters with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, in a rigorous programme in the U.S. or from one of the following English speaking countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Nigeria, and United Kingdom;
  • Completion of two transferrable English composition courses with grades C- or better, or one English composition and one speech communication course with grades C- or better, all from a U.S. university; and
  • IGCSE O or A Level English with a grade of C or better (provisional results are not accepted).
 

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  • Friendly
  • Stressful
  • Academically oriented
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  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4
Part time work5
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty5
Student Life5
Value for money5
Public transportation5
Safety5
Indian Food5
Permanent Immigration5
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I feel it is a great college and faculty are the best part here
Tips: It is a little costly when compared to other colleges but you get the benefits of those as well. I am very well satisfied with the university and I got a scholarship of 1700 dollars each term. If you maintain a good GPA you can get even more. So I would recommend this college.
Likes (Public transportation): Public transportation is free and available most of the time. The best part is you need not wait a lot of time for the bus because there is always some of them available and those buses are really good. If you want to travel to other cities as well it is free.
Dislikes (Post study jobs): I guess because the job market is quite difficult to get the job but I saw people who are able to crack the jobs of around 90k. So it's pretty good. I would suggest people who really want to do Masters choose this college. For people who want to earn money by working off campus, this might not be the correct choice.
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Q:   Can I work while studying in Oregon State University?

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Yes, international students are permitted to work while studying in Oregon State University. However, students must be mindful of the fact that they may work up to but not more than 20 hours a week combined for all student employment, including regular and/or Federal Work-Study jobs and assistantships. OSU's Federal Work-Study funding helps provide part-time jobs for students with financial need. Being awarded work-study funds allows students to apply for jobs that specifically have the work-study designation.

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OSU Rankings 2024

B++Overall University Grade
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Business EconomicsC
#401-500
Chemical EngineeringC++
#77
Mechanical EngineeringC++
#75
#451-500
#601-620
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Q:   How is Oregon State University ranked?

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When it comes to Oregon State University's rankings, it is considered to be one of the best universities in USA with the rank #142 in Best Colleges and National Universities, awarded by US News & World Report. When it comes to QS World University Rankings, OSU almost made it to the top 500 universities in the world, as it has been awarded the position #505 in Best Global Universities. Times Higher Education ranked Oregon State University at #310 in US College Rankings 2022.

 

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The average GMAT score of accepted students at Oregon State University MBA is 545 for international students. It is compulsory for students to meet the University of Oregon requirements to get admission to the university.

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Oregon State University offers on-campus accommodation to its students through Residence Halls, which offer a variety of living options for international students. Listed below is the breakdown of Oregon State University's cost of attendance for international graduate students:

ExpensesAnnual Cost of AttendanceCost in INR
Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipments$600INR 49,956
Living Expenses (Food and Housing on-campus)$15,075INR 12,55,161
Personal$2,334INR 1,94,331
Transportation$702INR 58,449
Estimated TOTAL$35,022INR 29,15,970

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Anushree Sinha

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Oregon State University offers on-campus accommodation to its students through Residence Halls, which offer a variety of living options for international students. Listed below is the breakdown of Oregon State University's cost of attendance for undergraduate international students:

ExpensesAnnual Cost of AttendanceCost in INR
Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipments$600INR 49,956
Living Expenses (Food and Housing on-campus)$15,075INR 12,55,161
Personal$2,334INR 1,94,331
Transportation$702INR 58,449
Estimated TOTAL$32,022INR 26,66,186

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Oregon State University consists of multiple vibrant and uniquely built campuses, namely: Corvallis Campus, OSU Cascades, Online Campus, Hatfield Marine Science Center and OSU Portland Center. Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art campus is located in one of America’s best college

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