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Oregon State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Aishwarya Bhatnagar

With an admit rate of 77% for 2018 admissions, Oregon State University saw more than 75% of admitted students belonging in the top 50% of their high school class. Oregon State University offers a total of 314 undergraduate majors and minors along with research and doctoral programs on-campus.

For Fall 2018 admissions the average scores accepted were 1186 in SAT and over 25 in the ACT. The admissions are offered during Fall/Summer, Spring and Winter sessions at Oregon State University. Deadlines, course fee, admission requirements and admission procedure differs for international applicants.

  • Applications for international UG admissions begin in August for Spring and in December for Fall session.
  • The admissions decisions are received by the applicants 4 - 6 weeks post application submission.
  • UG students can apply via International Student Application.
  • PG students can apply online through Oregon State University Online Application portal.
  • Deadlines and academic requirements vary for each Graduate program.
  • The application is fee is uniform for both UG and PG programs, that is, 55 USD.


Application PortalUG: International Student Application
PG: Oregon State University Online Application
Application FeeUG: 65 USD
PG: 85 USD
Acceptance Rate77%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
SAT Score (middle 50%)Math: 530 - 650
EBRW: 540 - 650
ACT Score (middle 50%)22 - 28
International Application DeadlinesUG: Varies
PG: Varies
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall (or Summer)/Spring/Winter
Work ExperienceRecommended for MBA aspirants
InterviewRequired for MBA program

Oregon State University Admission Deadlines

The admission process at the Oregon State University begins either during the Fall, Spring or Winter season. The following table indicates the deadlines for application submission, for international students:

Course NameDeadlines
Undergraduate Courses
Early ActionNovember 1, 2019
Regular ApplicationFall: February 1, 2019
Spring: March 4, 2019
Winter: December 10, 2019
Postgraduate Courses
MBA Applications

Priority Application Deadline:

  • Fall: February 1, 2019
  • Spring: January 1, 2019
  • Winter: September 15, 2019

Regular Application Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1, 2019
  • Spring: March 1, 2019 
  • Winter: December 1, 2019
MS Oceanography ApplicationsJanuary 15, 2019
MS Electrical and Computer ApplicationsJanuary 15, 2019
MA in Applied Economics ApplicationsJanuary 15, 2019
MS Robotics ApplicationsDecember 31, 2019

Oregon State University International Admissions

There are a few additional requirements for international students that must be taken care of before submitting the application to Oregon State University. Some of the requirements are as follows:

Application Submission Requirements

International students must ensure that they submit the following documents before submitting the application:

  • English Language Proficiency Test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official and certified copies of translated transcripts/mark sheets.
  • Sponsorship letter, showing sufficient funds.
  • Affidavit of support form
  • Health history form and proof of immunizations.

English Language Requirements:

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at Oregon State University:

Oregon State University Undergraduate Admissions

Oregon State University offers 200 UG programs to students. Prospective applicants can apply for admission through International Student Application. The application fee is uniform across all UG courses.

International students are recommended to submit their applications 8 weeks prior to the deadline.

Application Portal: International Student Application

Application Fee: 65 USD

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2018 admissions are as follows:

Test NameAverage Scores25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Math570510630
SAT EBRW570500620
SAT Composite114010101250
ACT Composite232026

Supporting Documents: High school transcripts, English language test scores, evidence of funding and copy of passport.

Oregon State University Graduate Admissions

Oregon State University offers 114 graduate programs to prospective applicants. Students can apply via Oregon State University Online Application portal, at an application fee of 85 USD.

Prospective applicants are recommended to submit the application 6 months prior to the expected course commencement.

Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit GMAT/GRE along with TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBAOregon State University Online ApplicationPriority Application: September 15, 2019
Regular Application: December 1, 2019
TOEFL (PBT): 575
IELTS: 7.0
MS OceanographyOregon State University Online ApplicationJanuary 15, 201985 USDGRETOEFL (IBT): 80
TOEFL (PBT): 600
IELTS: 6.5
MS Electrical and Computer EngineeringOregon State University Online ApplicationJanuary 15, 201985 USDGRETOEFL (IBT): 80
TOEFL (PBT): 600
IELTS: 6.5
MA EconomicsOregon State University Online ApplicationJanuary 15, 201985 USDGRETOEFL (IBT): 90
TOEFL (PBT): 575
MS RoboticsOregon State University Online ApplicationDecember 31, 201985 USDGRETOEFL (IBT): 80
TOEFL (PBT): 550
IELTS: 6.5

Supporting Documents: Statement of purpose, official transcripts, official test scores, resume/CV, LORs, work experience, areas of research/interest and writing samples. Including work/professional experience for courses like MBA.

The admissions office of the Oregon State University reviews each application holistically. Applicants are offered admission on the basis of their English language test scores, high school results, overall academic performance and extra-curricular achievements.

Merely fulfilling admission requirements does not guarantee a spot at Oregon State University. Admission decisions are released within 4 - 5 weeks post application submission. Oregon State University recorded an overall enrollment of 4,924 for 2018 admissions, with 26% of admitted candidates falling in the top 10 of their high school class.

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