Oregon State University is a public institution founded as the Corvallis Academy in 1856. The main Corvallis campus is surrounded by the Pacific Coast and Cascades Mountains, which lends to the popular degree programs in conservation biology, forestry, and marine studies. OSU is one of only three universities in the US to have a land-, sea-, space-, and sun-grant designation. Rated as having “very selective” admissions, this university is listed as #73 in Top Public Schools by U.S. News & World Report.
OSU & Corvallis has so much to offer (year-round) it's sometimes hard to know where to start. It has a beautiful, relaxed campus with nearly 25,000 students & Corvallis' central location provides easy access to plenty of activities in less than 3 hours (beach, skiing, hiking, bicycling, camping, parks, lakes, etc.). And during the summer term everyone pays in-state tuition, plus the majority of courses are accelerated so you can complete them within 1-4 weeks, and still have time to enjoy your summer!
Earl from Tangent, OR
Oregon State University has everything that I am looking for in a college. The community is wonderful and it is such a beautiful place to be. If ever there is a question there is somewhere to find an answer.