Oregon Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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3201 Campus Dr.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801
Tel: (541)885-1000
Free: 800-343-6653
Admissions: (541)885-1150
Fax: (541)885-1115
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.oit.edu/


State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Oregon University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 173-acre small town campus. Endowment: $14.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $11,229 per student. Total enrollment: 3,373. Faculty: 130 (114 full-time, 16 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 735 applied, 90% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 85% from top half. Full-time: 1,985 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 1,381 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 13 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 38% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; health professions and related sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Portland State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 10/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $3849 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,950 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1125 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5935. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all; national fraternities. Most popular organizations: Phi Delta Theta, Christian Fellowship, International Club, Society of Women Engineers, Association of Student Mechanical Engineers. Major annual events: Super Club Sign-Up, Homecoming, Talent Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 500 college housing spaces available; 370 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Center for Learning and Teaching plus 2 others with 90,389 books, 150,550 microform titles, 1,764 serials, 1,905 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Klamath Falls is located nearly equidistant from Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, and Reno, NV. Bus, train and air transportation is available. A local phenomenon is a stratum of hot water underlying certain sections of the city, which is used to heat homes and offices. Numerous lakes are in Klamath County, including Crater Lake National Park. Outdoor recreation of all sorts is readily available and enjoyed year-round.

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