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Oregon Institute of Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,881, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 305 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Oregon Institute of Technology's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 10. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,793 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,470 (2012-13).
The Oregon Institute of Technology, better known as OIT or Oregon Tech, is a public college situated in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, in the city of Klamath Falls. OIT academic programs include the highly ranked engineering and engineering technologies fields, as well as allied health professions, management, communication studies, and applied sciences. As the school with America’s first undergraduate program in renewable energy engineering, OIT emphasizes sustainability in both academic and campus life. For decades, geothermal resources have heated the OIT main campus, which also offers a club focused on sustainability and internships at the Oregon Renewable Energy Center (OREC).
Students can also get involved in any of the dozens of student organizations or take advantage of the landscape through the OIT Outdoor Program, which plans activities such as snowboarding, deep-sea fishing, and kayaking. Student athletes can play at various levels, including intramural, club, and intercollegiate. The Hustlin’ Owls varsity teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Cascade Collegiate Conference and offer opportunities in baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field, softball, soccer, and volleyball.
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Oregon Institute of Technology plays a unique role in the Oregon University System, with a mission to deliver technology education throughout the state and the Pacific Northwest region. Oregon Tech will expand access through distributive education modes, provide leadership in applications for renewable energy, integrate applied research with economic development, and expand health professions programs to meet the critical medical workforce needs. OIT's academic excellence is evidenced by emphasis on lab-based instruction and faculty with industry experience. Oregon Tech excels in graduate success as measured by degree-related employment (at 90%) and starting salaries ($56,000).
Oregon Tech is consolidating its four Portland area campuses into one state-of-the-art campus in Wilsonville, Oregon. Wilsonville is located just 30 minutes from downtown Portland and is part of the greater Portland Metro area.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Oregon Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is October 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Oregon Institute of Technology is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||64.1%|
|Application deadline||October 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Oregon Institute of Technology is 18:1, and the school has 53.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Oregon Institute of Technology include: Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician; Dental Hygiene/Hygienist; Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer; Applied Psychology; and Computer Software Technology/Technician. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.2 percent.
Oregon Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,881, with a gender distribution of 51.9 percent male students and 48.1 percent female students. Oregon Institute of Technology is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Oregon Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Oregon Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Oregon Institute of Technology, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Oregon Institute of Technology.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Oregon Institute of Technology, 76.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,619.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,793 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$22,470 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,694 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data