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Our faculty understand that preparing students to become global science leaders begins with an outstanding and transformative education.

Ready to make your impact on the world?

Be part of a thriving community that pursues science that matters. Driven by curiosity, our community of scientists tackle today’s toughest challenges and apply creative solutions to make groundbreaking discoveries and innovations for a sustainable and healthy world.

Science is better at Oregon State

Prepare to take your career in science or mathematics to the next level. OSU receives more than twice the research funding of any other university in the state. Seize opportunities here to engage in world-changing research and to learn from Oregon's leading-edge scientists!

How to apply

We have worked hard to streamline the admissions process for you. Follow the steps outlined below, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact OSU admissions. Help is never more than an email or phone call away!

Connect with us live

Whether you’ve been admitted or thinking about applying, connect with us – in person or virtually – to learn more about what it means to be a student in the College of Science.

  • Join a tour! Our Peer Advisors – current students who work for the College and serve as resources for other students – lead both in-person and virtual tours. Tours are great opportunities to hear about our majors, see some of our beautiful campus and hear from current students about their experiences at Oregon State.
    • In-person tours take place every Monday - Friday at 1 p.m., starting outside the Science Success Center in Kidder Hall.
    • Can't visit in-person? Schedule a virtual tour. Your tour will be narrated by our Peer Advisors.
  • Reach the science peers through Zoom – (passcode COSBEAVS) or by email at sciencesuccess@oregonstate.edu. The Science Success Center in Kidder Hall room 109 is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Orientation: Your adventure STARTS here

All undergraduate first-year and transfer students participate in START, our first-year student orientation. This time prepares you to embark upon an engaging experience that will introduce you to the expectations, culture and community of the Oregon State University and the College of Science. Learn about the campus resources that will help you have a smooth transition to college life.

Take the next step.

Confirm your enrollment and prepare for your first term. Note that you must be confirmed to begin the new student orientation and course registration process,

Confirm your enrollment

Costs, financial aid and scholarships

Investing in a science education is one of the best decisions you can make. But understand what your education will cost — and how we can help make it more affordable.

Post-Bacc opportunities

Already have a bachelor’s degree, but looking for another one? Explore College of Science Post-Bacc opportunities to a second degree or certificate.

This special place: Corvallis.

With the beautiful Pacific Northwest as a backdrop to learning, students enjoy a great life balance made all the better by a stimulating community, yoga, music, gorgeous hiking trails, biking, fieldwork at the coast and much more. The solace of the Northwest fuels the deep thinking science demands while the beauty of the mountains, rivers and oceans just a short drive away are our muse and our inspiration.

Corvallis is regularly ranked a Top 10 College Town. In 2016, it was dubbed #2 Friendliest College Town in America by College Destinations Index American Institute for Economic Research.

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With hundreds of miles of trails for hiking and biking and the ocean just an hour away, Corvallis offers many ways to unwind and clear your mind to focus deeply on science.

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One of the top-ranked college towns, Corvallis is a place where creativity and innovation collide, and community festivals, music and the arts thrive.

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More than 51% of people walk, bike or skateboard to campus (OSU has more parking spaces for bikes than cars!), and our students enjoy food made from ingredients from local farms and campus gardens.

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Brilliant minds connect in Corvallis, located in the high-tech “Silicon Forest," fueling OSU's ranking of 33rd in the nation and #1 in the Northwest for innovation in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report.

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