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Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a private institution that was founded in 1972. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,103, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 35 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oklahoma Wesleyan University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 8. Its tuition and fees are $21,140 (2012-13).
Oklahoma Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian school in the northeast corner of the state. The university, often abbreviated to OKWU, is small, with only about 400 students who attend the Bartlesville campus. A growing town with museums, parks, and golf courses, Bartlesville is located about 45 minutes from Tulsa, Okla., and 5 hours from Dallas. OKWU students can choose from about 35 programs, and though they don’t have to be of the Wesleyan faith to enroll, they must regularly attend chapel services. OKWU also hosts several religious student organizations. The Spiritual Life Team leads Bible studies and worship services, and Summer Ministry Teams represent the school in camps across the country. At OKWU, students can also get involved by joining student government, the freshman mentoring program, or one of the many intramural sports teams. The OKWU Eagles varsity teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.
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Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered university of the liberal arts and professions. The university's beautiful campus--featuring Spanish-style architecture centered around the historic La Quinta Mansion--forms the backdrop for serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, undertaken in humble allegiance to the teachings of the Bible, the evangelical faith, and The Wesleyan Church. OKWU strives for excellence as an academic community by focusing on (1) Jesus Christ as the lens of all learning and the Lord of our daily lives; (2) community, as learners come together seeking truth and knowledge; (3) the liberal arts, as students develop critical minds and discerning spirits; (4) participation, as all members of the community--faculty, staff, students--work to promote healing and wholeness in a broken culture and hurting world. Oklahoma Wesleyan University has four cornerstones which include (1) the Primacy of Jesus Christ, (2) the Priority of Scripture, (3) the Pursuit of Truth, (4) the Practice of Wisdom.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||The Wesleyan Church|
When applying to Oklahoma Wesleyan 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 Oklahoma Wesleyan University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 50.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||50.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is 13:1, and the school has 77.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||37%|
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Oklahoma Wesleyan University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,103, with a gender distribution of 40 percent male students and 60 percent female students. At this school, 44 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56 percent of students live off campus. Oklahoma Wesleyan University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Oklahoma Wesleyan University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Oklahoma Wesleyan University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and student patrols. Of the students at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$21,140 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,240 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data