Oregon State University (OSU) is a coeducational, public research university in the northwest United States, located in Corvallis, Oregon. The university offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and has the largest total enrollment in Oregon. More than 230,000 people have graduated from OSU since its founding. OSU has more majors, minors and special programs than any other university or college in Oregon.
The 2016 edition of Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Oregon State in the “151 to 200” tier for universities worldwide and “62-71” nationally. In its 2016 rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Oregon State University tied for 135th nationally and as the 68th (tied) top public university. In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranks OSU as tied for the 244th best university globally.
In a 2008 national ranking based on academics, athletic opportunity and overall performance, Oregon State was chosen as one of the “premier” universities in America. This ranking, performed by STACK magazine, places Oregon State 29th in the nation’s “Elite 50” universities and uncontested within the state that year.
Oregon State is a Division I program and compete in the PAC-12 (Pacific Coast Conference).