One of America's Great Small Towns
For most of our graduate students, campus location is one of the important factors affecting their decision to attend Oregon State. A beautiful college town nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis is consistently ranked among the top 10 college towns in the nation and is known for innovation, education, entertainment, and overall livability. Corvallis embodies the spirit of the Northwest, with beautiful landscapes, friendly citizens, and an outstanding quality of life.
If you are coming to Corvallis, schedule a college tour before your visit. The Office of Admissions also offers a Corvallis visitor's guide.
- No. 1 Safest College (ADT Security Systems, 2018)
- No. 2 Friendliest College Town in America (Great College Deals, 2016)
- No. 3 Top 100 Best Places to Live (Livability, 2018)
- No. 5 Best Small City for Business and Careers (Forbes, 2016)
- No. 5 Most Beautiful College Town in America (Travelers Today, 2017)