Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

Basic Information

Oregon State University, OSU, is located on the west side of Oregon. Their design program had one of the highest amount of graduates in the state and shows much promise for job outlook. A great atmosphere and the large campus allows many opportunities to find fun things to do and many possibilities for passions to discover.
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There is a 78% acceptance rate into OSU and class size fluctuates but the typical size is 30-70 students, although some lecture halls can accommodate up to 400 students. To get in I must submit an application and either ACT or SAT scores.

Before I can join the interior design program, I must first

  • Complete the pre-interior design core courses:
  1. Design Perspectives
  2. Design Explorations
  3. Intro to Interior Design
  4. Intro to Design Communication
  5. College Algebra
  6. English Composition
  7. Perspectives in Physics
  8. Biology
  9. COMM 111, COMM 114 or COMM 218
  • I have to be declared as a pre-interior design major.
  • Have a minimum OSU cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Have completed all the pre-interior design courses with a C- or better.
  • Complete at least 40 credits by the end of the spring term proceeding my application to the interior design program.

Activities To Do


My family will work together to pay for my college by me getting a job, using the college fund prepared for me, and applying available scholarships to assist me.

Some possible scholarships I can apply for are:

  • Allen Dale PTA
  • Caveman Kiwanis Club Scholarship
  • Chris Kroeger Memorial Scholarship
  • Classes of 2010-2014 Scholarship
  • Criswell Scholarship
  • Dale Booth Memorial Scholarship
  • Geoff Carmichael Memorial Scholarship
  • Jack Woodhead Memorial
  • Kaitie Davis Memorial Scholarship

High School Objectives

  • Maintain my high GPA
  • Take challenging, advanced classes
  • Prepare for college

Next year I plan to continue taking advanced classes by being in AP U.S. History, AP Chemistry, German 3, and Advanced American Lit. The following year I aim to take AP Government, AP English, AP Statistics, and German 4 along with various art and drafting classes that will help develop my passion for interior design and allow my skills to grow.

I hope to become better prepared for the college work load by taking these classes and building a strong work ethic to get really good grades.