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Oklahoma State University is a public institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,009, its setting is city, and the campus size is 1,489 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oklahoma State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 139. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,442 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,457 (2012-13).
At Oklahoma State University, freshmen are required to live on the school’s campus in Stillwater, a town that’s home to five lakes, theaters, restaurants, and more. There are more than 400 student organizations to consider, and OSU’s Greek life is a popular extracurricular choice, with about 3,000 students joining the fraternities and sororities. Sports are another popular outlet; the OSU Cowboys and Cowgirls athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference. For graduate students, there are degree programs offered through the Spears School of Business, the Center for Health Sciences, the College of Education—which is particularly well known for its technical and vocational training—and the engineering school, among other academic departments. Notable alumni of Oklahoma State University include actor Gary Busey, professional golfer Rickie Fowler, and Houston Nutt, football coach at Ole Miss.
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Mission Statement -Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus public land grant educational system that improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. The instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, technical, extension, and continuing education informed by scholarship and research. The research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its application.
Vision Statement - Oklahoma State University System will advance the quality of life in Oklahoma by fulfilling the instructional, research, and outreach obligations of a first-class, land grant educational system.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Oklahoma State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Oklahoma State University is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 81.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||81.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Oklahoma State University is 19:1, and the school has 39.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Oklahoma State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; Engineering; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.5 percent.
Oklahoma State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,009, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. At this school, 44.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56.0 percent of students live off campus. Oklahoma State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Oklahoma State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Oklahoma State 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 State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Oklahoma State University, 51.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,193.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,442 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$19,457 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,868 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data