Oregon State University (OSU) is one of only three land, sea, space, and sun grant universities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon’s natural wonders.
OSU is making a positive difference in Oregon and beyond — meeting challenges and solving problems through discovery, innovation and application. That includes commercializing research through technology transfer, spinout companies and licensing to turn ideas into reality.
Founded in 1868, OSU is Oregon’s only university to earn Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designation for research institutions. OSU is among the leading research institutions — both nationally and worldwide — in a range of fields including marine sciences, forestry, climate change, wave energy, sustainable food systems, nuclear engineering, preventive medicine and drug development.
OSU welcomes a diverse student body of nearly 34,000 students from across the globe, and programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State rceives more research funding than all the the state's comprehensive public universities combined. At the campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport and award winning Ecampus, OSU excels at shaping today's students into tomorrow's leaders.