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The CLA Student Experience

When you’re a student in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University, your education starts in the classroom and extends beyond it. Our students have created a food bank on campus, and pioneered educational programs for prison inmates. They travel internationally to study art, and their internships take them everywhere from Washington, D.C., to archeological digs in Oregon. Our students are mentored by faculty whose work makes an impact. And when they graduate, our students are prepared to be leaders in their communities.

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Elizabeth Dexter-Wilson

Elizabeth Dexter-Wilson, Student Recruitment Coordinator

Hometown: Battle Ground, Indiana

Favorite Thing about CLA: I love the fact that our majors identify, confront and undertake real world problems. Problems revealed by reading the headlines of any news source. By thinking critically, testing ideas and envisioning the future, Liberal Arts majors are initiating changes that the world needs.

Admissions Advice: Because many CLA majors do not automatically translate into job titles, it can be difficult to identify where a career path will lead. This is why I encourage you to reach out to me as soon as possible. I want all prospective students to discover the many exceptional programs of study available through the College of Liberal Arts.

If you are interested in learning more about the College of Liberal Arts please contact Elizabeth at and by filling out this form.