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Langston University is a public institution that was founded in 1897. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,379, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 40 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Langston University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $4,112 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $10,265 (2011-12).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Langston University, a land grant historically Black institutionof higher learning, will continue its rich tradition ofdeveloping leaders from a diverse, multi-cultural studentbody through excellent teaching, research, communityservice and public and private sector partnerships. AsLangston University moves from Excellence to Greatness,it will be recognized for providing solutions to problemsfacing underserved populations in Oklahoma, the nation,and the world.
The mission of Langston University is to provide excellentpostsecondary education to individuals seeking knowledge,skills, and attitudes that will enhance the humancondition and promote a world that is peaceful, intellectual,technologically advanced, and one that fulfills the needs ofnations and individuals alike. Langston University strivesto educate individuals to become the leaders of tomorrowwithin their local, national, and global communities. Areflection on the Langston University history as a landgrant institution established in 1897 'to instruct both male and female Colored persons,' the mission of the University continues to be the education of African-Americans in thearts, sciences, humanities, business, agriculture, education,nursing and health professions. Langston Universityoffers post secondary education leading to associate, baccalaureate,masters, and doctoral degree programs. As aUniversity with an urban mission in a rural setting,Langston University has the challenge of educating individualswho will serve their communities in urban centersas well as rural communities. To fulfill the mission,Langston University actively recruits faculty and studentswho support and complement the purpose and functionsof the University.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Langston University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 17, and the early decision deadline is June 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 31. The application fee at Langston University is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||63.2%|
|Application deadline||August 17|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Langston University is 15:1, and the school has 62.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 54.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||8|
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Langston University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,379, with a gender distribution of 45.3 percent male students and 54.7 percent female students. At this school, 56.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44.0 percent of students live off campus. Langston University 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
Langston University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, and health service. Langston University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Langston University, 43 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Langston University.
|Students who have cars on campus||43%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$4,112 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$10,265 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$7,502 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data