Oklahoma City University

2014 Quick Stats
2501 N. Blackwelder

Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493

Phone: (405) 208-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
May 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#24 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Oklahoma City University is a private institution that was founded in 1904. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,075, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 104 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oklahoma City University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 24. Its tuition and fees are $29,426 (2013-14).

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

Oklahoma City University embraces the United Methodist tradition of scholarship and service which welcomes those of all faiths in a diverse student-centered environment. Students pursue academic excellence through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that focuses on their intellectual, spiritual, and moral development to prepare them to become effective leaders in service to their communities. Service learning is incorporated throughout the curriculum. Students receive personalized attention and experienced instruction from faculty committed to guiding and mentoring students. OCU offers rigorous private education accessible and affordable to all.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1904
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $77,121,290


When applying to Oklahoma City University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Oklahoma City University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.8 percent.

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

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 74.8%
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Oklahoma City University is 11:1, and the school has 73.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Oklahoma City University include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Health Professions and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 43%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 32%
Health Professions and Related Programs 21%
Visual and Performing Arts 18%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 8%
Psychology 4%

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Student Life

Oklahoma City University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,075, with a gender distribution of 41.3 percent male students and 58.7 percent female students. At this school, 47.6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52.4 percent of students live off campus. Oklahoma City University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,300
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 NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Oklahoma City University offers a number of student services including placement service, health service, and health insurance. Oklahoma City 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). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Oklahoma City University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Oklahoma City University, 66.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,100.

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Tuition and fees $29,426 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,310 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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