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Oregon State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1858
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 15,829
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $440,042,746
Admissions Address

104 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331

Website

http://oregonstate.edu

Admissions E-mail

osuadmit@oregonstate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: September 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Michele Sandlin
Admissions office telephone: (541) 737-4411
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: September 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://oregonstate.edu/admissions Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $45 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 14 0

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: September 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: September 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 92%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 42%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 99%
Total applicants: 9,077
Total acceptances: 8,387
Total freshman enrollment: 2,945
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 4,625
Male acceptances: 4,208
Male freshman enrollment: 1,516
 
Female applicants: 4,452
Female acceptances: 4,179
Female freshman enrollment: 1,429
Out-of-state freshmen: 13%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 19%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 47%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 83%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 83%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 90%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 590
Math: 480 – 610
Combined: 950 – 1200

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 5.0%
600-699 19.0% 25.0%
500-599 41.0% 41.0%
400-499 31.0% 26.0%
300-399 6.0% 3.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 15%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 25
Math: 20 – 27
Composite: 20 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 6.0% 5.0% 6.0%
24-29 43.0% 36.0% 47.0%
18-23 43.0% 41.0% 34.0%
12-17 8.0% 18.0% 13.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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