Cameron University

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2800 W. Gore Boulevard

Lawton, OK 73505-6377

Phone: (580) 581-2200
2013-2014 Tuition
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Regional Universities (West)

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Cameron University is a public institution that was founded in 1908. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,571, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 160 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Cameron University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,055 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,495 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1908, Cameron University is a thriving educational institution of more than 6,000 students in southwest Oklahoma, with its main campus in Lawton and another location in Duncan. Lawton sits on the eastern edge of the scenic and historic Wichita Mountains. Numerous parks, lakes, shopping and various other entertainment options are all located within close proximity of Lawton.

Cameron offers majors in more than 50 degree programs at the associate, bachelor's and master's degree level, in areas of business, education, liberal arts and science. Classes at Cameron are taught by professors, not graduate students or teaching assistants. With a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1, students are ensured individualized attention from experts in their chosen field.

Cameron's beautiful campus has been transformed, as more than $60 million in capital improvements have been made in recent years. The McMahon Centennial Complex, beautiful Bentley Gardens, technology-rich School of Business, and Academic Commons have all been built in the near past, and more projects are currently underway.

Students can choose to live on-campus in either traditional dormitory-style housing, or in apartment suites. Cameron also realizes that a fulfilling educational experience happens both inside and outside of the classroom. More than 80 clubs, organizations and honor societies are currently active on the CU campus. Cameron also offers 11 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level and is a member of the Lone Star Conference.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1908
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $15,656,908


When applying to Cameron University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Cameron University is $15. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 99.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 99.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Cameron University is 20:1, and the school has 41.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Cameron University include: Business/Commerce, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; General Studies; Psychology, General; and Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 55.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 7%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business/Commerce, General 12%
Elementary Education and Teaching 9%
General Studies 9%
Psychology, General 9%
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 8%

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Student Life

Cameron University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,571, with a gender distribution of 39.3 percent male students and 60.7 percent female students. At this school, 10 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 90 percent of students live off campus. Cameron University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,115
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Cameron University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Cameron University 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Cameron University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Cameron University.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Cameron University, 56.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,687.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,055 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,495 (2013-14)
Room and board $3,884 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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