Oklahoma State University

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101 Whitehurst Hall

Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone: (405) 744-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
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rolling admission

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#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. National Universities

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Oklahoma State University is a public institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,130, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,489 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oklahoma State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 142. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,441 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,026 (2013-14).

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.

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

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1890
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $299,059,369


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 selective, with an acceptance rate of 77.6 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 77.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Oklahoma State University is 20:1, and the school has 35.3 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 79 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 35%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 27%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 9%
Engineering 8%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 8%
Education 7%

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Student Life

Oklahoma State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,130, with a gender distribution of 51.9 percent male students and 48.1 percent female students. At this school, 45 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 55 percent of students live off campus. Oklahoma State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 25,544
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 I

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Campus Info & Services

Oklahoma State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Oklahoma State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Oklahoma State University.

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

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Paying for School

At Oklahoma State University, 52.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,464.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,441 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $20,026 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,010 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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