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Oregon State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,174 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 215 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

48% Women
52% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $434,043)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $110,568)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 36 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 13 - -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Gymnastics - 13 - -
Rowing 57 86 - -
Soccer 29 31 - -
Softball - 19 - -
Swimming - 28 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 8 - - -
Volleyball - 19 - -
Wrestling 37 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.5%
Hispanic 4.7%
Non-resident alien 5.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 13.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 65.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 66
Liquor Law Violation 288
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 49
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kelsey from Tacoma, WA
  • 3
  • Although I only lived in the dorms one term, I enjoyed living in them. The rooms were relatively big and the dorms were located all over campus. The best dorms…

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  • Nicole from Poway, CA
  • 4
  • i'm biased being in west hall. for me, food is right down stairs, i share a bathroom with only 3 other girls, and my ra is pretty chill. i would…

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  • Rachel from Portland, OR
  • 4
  • Every dorm is different. There are party dorms, quiet dorms, old dorms, modern dorms, simple dorms, maze-like dorms, freshmen-filled dorms, returning students-only dorms, and supposedly even haunted dorms. It takes…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Coral
  • I am a current student here

    The food isn't bad. It's a little over-priced,however, if you get a meal plan you get a decent sized discount in the dining halls.

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  • 4
  • Hailey from Hillsboro, OR
  • I am a current student here

    McNary dining hall has excellent food and service. Arnold dining hall has less selection, but the food is still high quality. Every dining hall clearly marks all vegetarian, vegan and halaal options. West dining hall is generally busy and does not have great service. Every restaurant/café on camps accepts orangecash, which the student can load onto their campus ID card.

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  • 4
  • L from Auburn, WA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have some locally-sourced food and vegetarian options.

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  • 3
  • Kayla from Kihei, HI
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I didn't quite get to experience the food but from passing it really quick it seemed pretty decent.

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  • 4
  • Megan from Tigard, OR
  • I am a current student here

    The food, in general, was great! One of the best things about OSU is that they have 3 dining halls instead of 1 like most schools. This provided a lot of variety because you could easily get bored of eating the same things over and over again. At West, they have a great breakfast spread. At McNary, one of the eating establishments changes its menu every day so you can try something new. The chicken was a little questionable though. At Arnold, you can eat something a little more fancy, like sushi or lamb chop. After moving out of the dorms and living off campus, I definitely miss having food prepared and ready for you right then and there. One of the cons with the dining system is that they require you to buy a meal plan. This might be bad for people who do not eat as much because the plans are pretty expensive and they will not refund you the money that is leftover in your account in the end.

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  • 5
  • mari
  • I am a current student here

    oregon state has such a wide variety of food from various cultures. they make a really great effort at providing healthy options and many options even for picky eaters.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Megan from Tigard, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Very big on campus. Very involved. Somewhat stereotypical. Hosts a lot of charitable and fun events on campus.

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  • 0
  • Nicole from Corvallis, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Being apart of Greek life is huge at Oregon State. There are so many Greek organizations on campus and we are continuing to grow. Greek life is about 10% of our campus which may seem small but considering there are a lot of graduate students, older students coming back to school as well as commuter students. Greek life is a great resource in helping students strive in college and helps create lasting memories.

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  • 0
  • Joshua from WA
  • I am a current student here

    It's a wonderful part of the university. They give back to the community and have higher average GPA when compared to the university as a whole.

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  • 0
  • Aundriea from Clarksburg, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a great opportunity to be a part of. It is a group of people that you can go to for anything (school or personal), I am part of the greek life and I have already made so many new friends and it is great because most of the girls have the same major as you, therefore you have the same classes and get together to work on assignments that one person or the other may be having trouble with.

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  • 0
  • Former Beaver
  • I am a past student here

    There is more than the housed greek life so get educated and informed before you make a decision and do what everyone may be doing! There are lots of multicultural, academic, service, engineering, science, business and other interest related sororities/fraternities you could benefit from.

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