Welcoming and diverse

Oregon State University (OSU) combines quality academics with an engaging student community drawn from all 50 US states and more than 100 countries.

Approximately 18,000 undergraduate and 3,800 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 3,500 domestic students of color and nearly 1,100 international students.

Founded in 1868, the University is located in Corvallis, a town of 53,000 situated in the Willamette Valley south of Portland. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast mountain ranges, and the urban amenities of Portland are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. The university’s other location, in Bend, offers a more relaxed learning environment with a number of exclusive programs.

Offering more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, OSU increasingly attracts high-achieving students. The university offers nationally recognized programs in areas such as engineering, conservation biology, agricultural sciences, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.

OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism and community. The university strives to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment and provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.

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The MAAS Center

Overview of the INTO center
INTO’s first US center continues to experience steady growth

Established in 2008, INTO OSU boasts 58 teaching staff members.
In Fall 2013, the center welcomed more than 1,300 students from 30+ countries, exceeding enrollment goals by 12%.
Former INTO OSU Pathway students, once enrolled in a university degree program, are academically outperforming other directly-admitted international and domestic students.

The first-rate facilities include:

The INTO OSU program relocated in September 2011 to the purpose-built International Living-Learning Center in the heart of OSU’s campus. This state-of-the-art facility dedicated to global learning provides students with an inspiring and dynamic environment where they live, learn and socialize. The building features modern, furnished accommodations for 320 domestic and international students, 26 classrooms, and well-equipped communal spaces.


The academic Pathway and English language programs at INTO OSU are designed and delivered by the university. Current offerings at INTO OSU include:

Undergraduate Pathway Programs

Business Computer Science, Engineering, Exercise and Sport Science, Food Science and Technology, General Studies, General Studies with Liberal Arts focus, Public Policy, Science, Sustainable Planet, Women and Gender Studies
Pathways are one, two or three terms
Lead to undergraduate-level study in all disciplines at the university

Graduate Pathway Programs

Business, nine Engineering fields and Comparative Health Sciences Pathways are one, two or three terms Lead to graduate-level study in relevant disciplines at the university

English Language Programs

General English
College Year Abroad
Study Abroad with English

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