Oregon State University Profile

Oregon State University (OSU) is a top public research university located in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. The University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Notable OSU alumni include: Philip Emeagwali (1989 Gordon Bell Prize winner), Earl I. Anzai (Former Attorney General of Hawaii, 1999–2002), Rod Chandler (Former U.S. Representative of Washington,1983–1993), Charles Crookham (Former Attorney General of Oregon, 1992–1993), Leonard Shoen (Founder of U-Haul), John A. Young (Former president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard), George Oppen (Winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize in poetry), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Oregon State University is ranked 138th among the National Universities by US News 2012.

- Princeton Review ranked Oregon State as one of America's 16 greenest colleges in its annual list (2012).

- The online educational program offered by Oregon State University Extended Campus has been ranked 18th in the nation by TheBestColleges.org.

- The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2007 ranked OSU faculty among the top 10 schools in eight disciplines: No. 1 in wildlife science, No. 2 in fisheries science, No. 4 in zoology, No. 5 in both plant pathology, No. 5 in forest resources/forestry, No. 7 in both pharmacy, No. 7 in agricultural economics, No. 9 in science education.

- The University is rated 60th globally in the Webometrics ranking of world universities (July 2011).

- Ranked 101 to 150th globally in the 2010 edition of Academic Ranking of World Universities.

- OSU faculty ranked 18th on RateMyProfessors.com's list of “Top 25 Universities With The Highest Rated Faculty”.

- GetEducated.com ranked OSU Ecampus' Radiation Health Physics programs among its Top 28 Ranked Best Buys under $20,000.

- Oregon State University has been ranked in the Top 25 for 2008 in the second-annual “College Sustainability Report Card,” an assessment of sustainability in higher education.

- In 2005, the graduate program in Nuclear Engineering at OSU has been ranked 9th in the nation in the U.S. News ranking of U.S. graduate programs.

- In a study published by the American Society for Engineering Education, the OSU College of Engineering was rated as the fourth highest "percentage of women faculty members among schools awarding 20 or more doctoral degrees" as of 2003.