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Admissions

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

We live in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. In the College of Science, we solve problems at the intersection of the marine, biological, biomedical, physical and computational sciences. Where others may see roadblocks and stumble, we see opportunities and prevail. We are drawn to collaborate as we follow our curiosity wherever it takes us.

Our Undergraduates

Our students don't just study science, they do science, working in the many laboratories across campus and participating in the robust research typical of a large university. They work side-by-side with faculty and graduate students and are integral members of teams that conduct cutting-edge research, create new knowledge, and advance science.

Science is better at Oregon State

Learn from outstanding teachers and researchers who are committed to expanding your perspectives, and develop your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. You will learn to think like a scientist.

Join our extraordinary community of creative thinkers and doers who will inspire and guide you toward your unique career path in science.

How to apply for admissions

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

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Come meet us in person!

Experience the College of science firsthand by scheduling a tour. There really is no substitute for getting to know us in person. Our strong programs are about the people and the connections you will make. See for yourself why science is better at OSU.

Mark your calendar with these admissions deadlines.

First-year, transfer, graduate and Post-Bacc student deadlines for fall term 2020

Admissions deadlines

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.

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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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.

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.