Oregon State University (OSU) was founded in 1868 and is located in Corvallis, Oregon. Along with Cornell, OSU is only one of two schools with the designation of being a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant and sun-grant institution. OSU is nationally recognized for their programs in microbiology, nuclear engineering, ecology, forestry, public health, biochemisrty, zoology, oceanography, food science and pharmacy. Corvallis is considered a small community so there is a strong connection to the university.
If you love the outdoors you are just a few hours drive from many outdoor activities. Some of the many options include the Cascade Range along the beautiful coastline, large forests, the high desert and many rivers and lakes. As you can see there is something for everyone! Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is less than an hour and a half drive north of campus if you are craving more urban activities for a getaway.
If your’re an athlete looking to combine your athletic ability with a solid education you will definitely want to consider OSU. In 2007 STACK Magazine ranked OSU as a top 50 university in both academic and athletic opportunities. Oregon State’s tournament level golf course, Trysting Tree, is one of the Top 5 collegiate golf courses on the West Coast according to Golfweek magazine. Interestingly the name comes from a tree near Benton Hall where students would meet and start dating. Just a little fun fact if you are looking to make your golf game a little more romantic.
Most upperclassman live off campus so at some point during your college career at OSU you may need to find an affordable self storage facility near OSU. Whether you are participating in a research internship or you need a storage unit to store your belongings over the summer break there are storage options close to 97331 that will meet your needs. A 5’x5′ unit will hold about a dorm room’s worth of stuff and you can be rented for $45/month. Amenities include 24 hour and drive up access along with alarmed security. Most storage facilites offer discounts for your first months rent so make sure you ask about how you can save a little cash.