Beaver Brag Points

Lots to Brag About!

We all love to share the Oregon State story. From spreading the word about OSU’s prominent presence in our community and our philanthropic passions to bragging about our amazing university and innovations, we present a batch of talking points for the not-so-bashful Beavers.

Whether you are talking with friends and family or sharing the OSU mission at a cocktail party, we’ve got you covered.

OSU students

  • Over 35,000 students from all around the world
  • OSU is ranked among the top 5% universities for veterans and active-duty military in the country 
  • About a quarter of all OSU students, and about 30 percent of OSU-Cascades students, are among the first generation in their families to attend college
  • OSU is home to more than 400 student clubs and seven Cultural Resource Centers
  • Oregon State University is the top public university in Oregon for mid-career salary according to


Academic & research excellence



Other recognitions

OSU makes constant efforts to commit to diversity and inclusion initiatives like the university-wide effort called “Moving Forward Together.”

  • The Oregon State University Alumni Association received the 2024 Alumni Association Inclusive Excellence Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine.
  • In 2022 Oregon State was honored for the fifth straight year with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.



Learn More

List of OSU Alumni (Wikipedia)

List of OSU Athletes (Wikipedia)