Oregon State university

Home of the Beavers

School Info

  • located in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Best school in Oregon based on quality and affordability
Oregon State offers three pathways to a degree and teaching licensure, with unique programs based on experiential learning and content mastery:
    • Undergraduates in Corvallis can pursue the Education Double Degree, which allows students to receive two degrees (in your preferred discipline of teaching and in Education) while preparing for teaching licensure.

    • At the Graduate level, students in Corvallis have the opportunity to pursue a master's degree and licensure simultaneously with specialized programs that utilize award-winning instructors from across the University.

    • OSU-Cascades, in Bend, offers a Master of Arts in Teaching with licensure preparation for a variety of popular endorsements.

  • Includes Specialization in my desired age group:

    Elementary Education (grades 3-8)

  • When admitting futrue students their considerations include, but are not limited to: academic achievement, creativity, initiative, motivation, leadership, persistence, service to others, intellectual curiosity, exceptional personal or academic recognition, unusual talent or ability, substantial experience with other cultures, and ability to overcome significant challenges

  • Requirements: cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and completion of 15 required subject area courses

  • Class rank taken in context with academic rigor and class size of high school attended

  • Total Annual Cost: $41,765
  • In-State Tuition: $9,122
  • Percent Admitted: 79%
  • SAT Composite Range: 970-1230
  • ACT Composite Range: 21-27

Campus setting: City: Small

Campus housing: Yes

Student population: 28,886 (23,903 undergraduate)

Student-to-faculty ratio: 19 to 1

Paying for college

I plan to apply for as many scholarships as possible. I have a head start because I live with my sister and there are special scholarships for when I was a "foster kid". I am in College Dreams so I've already started writing scholarships and have some winnings saved up. FAFSA is also something I am going to take advantage of.

Some Scholarships I can Apply for:

Bearss Memorial Scholarship

Caveman Kiwanis Club Scholarship

Charles & Emma Lou Cooley Memorial

Charles Ruggless Memorial

Class Of 1936 (Johnny Hampshire Memorial)

Class Of 1956

Classes Of 1924-37 (Depression Years)

The wonderful Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis, Oregon in nestled in the beautiful Willamette valley. It's only 90 minutes from the city of Portland and has a population of 57,390. Corvallis is an award winning city holding the best college town, top 10 places to live and most volunteers in the peace Corps. It's a small

It's a rainy town with 42.2 inches of rain a year. The weather is similar to Grants Pass, cold in the winter, hot in the summer.

There are lots of recreational activities there. Corvallis is located by 3 National forests that offer hiking and nature reserves. The Whiteside Theater does live theater, so much of my time could be spent there. There is also a water park and movie theaters.

My High School Plan to Reach My Goals

I am in National Honor Society Which exemplifies community service and academic wellness so that will look good for admissions. I also have a GPA of 3.5 or above and am involved in many extra curricular activities.

I volunteer with an all girls camp that deals with troubled kids ages 8 to 13. this work helps me learn how to deal with the kids and build relationships. I can also volunteer in classroom when I am old enough. I want to be a teacher so I plan to take all the Child Development classes and Physiology to better mu understanding of kids intentions and background.

A Smore by Tori Cook