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One of the top college towns in the country

Aerial shot of Corvallis

Our friendly community enjoys all the charms of a top-ranked college town. Historic buildings, tree-lined sidewalks, unique eateries, art venues and cozy coffeehouses. People from all over the world. Yet a small-town vibe. Our citizens passionately advocate for social justice and sustainable lifestyles.

It is also a beautiful place that you will love to call home for four years. In Corvallis, you can explore miles of trails through dense forests. Or walk along the breath-taking Pacific Ocean beaches only an hour away. Ready for city life? Take your pick of places to go, and things to do in Corvallis – from concerts at the Majestic Theatre to film festivals at Darkside Cinema to ethnic and farm-to-fork restaurants. You also can visit Portland only 90 minutes away. Frequent bus runs from OSU to Portland make it easy for you to plan your day trip.

Two women running in downtown Corvallis, surrounded by lush trees
A woman and man discuss a piece of artwork
A young man considering produce at the farmer's market
Beaver swimming with stick in creek

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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