Oregon State University (OSU)

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OSU can be found in Corvallis, OR, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at OSU number approximately 32,000 each year, and is one of the biggest schools in the state.

The majority of students accepted into this school had an SAT score between 1080 - 1320, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 - 28. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Oregon State University (OSU) average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.52 for accepted students. OSU has an acceptance rate of 82% with 26% of applicants deciding to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Oregon State University (OSU) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 75%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.oregonstate.edu.

Overall Oregon State University (OSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Oregon State University was reported as 82.3% in Fall 2020 with over 15,800 college applications submitted to OSU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • OSU ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • OSU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Oregon State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Oregon State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for OSU has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.5%
  • 2017-2018: 78.8%
  • 2018-2019: 80.6%
  • 2019-2020: 82.3%
  • Projected OSU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 74.9%

How Does Oregon State University (OSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Oregon State University is forty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Oregon81.8%
Portland State University95.8%
Central Washington University84.9%
University of Washington-Seattle Campus51.8%
Western Washington University90.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Oregon State University (OSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 660
Math530 - 660
Total Score1080 - 1320
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math20 - 28
Composite Score21 - 28
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