University of Central Oklahoma

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100 N. University Drive

Edmond, OK 73034

Phone: (405) 974-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#75 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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University of Central Oklahoma is a public institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,379, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 210 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Central Oklahoma's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 75. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,092 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,767 (2013-14).

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

From humble beginnings as a teacher training school in 1890, the University of Central Oklahoma is today the oldest institution of higher learning in Oklahoma. UCO serves as the home for several recognized and unique programs not found at any other institution in the state. UCO offers Oklahoma's only master's degree in Forensic Science and the state's only undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering. The university's College of Business Administration offers the only Professional Golf Management major in a six-state region. UCO has been lauded by the Council on Undergraduate Research as a university that is leading the way nationally in building an excellent undergraduate research program. In addition to this, UCO was the recipient of the 2005 Oklahoma Quality Award for Commitment.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1890
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $23,529,641


When applying to University of Central Oklahoma, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 25. The application fee at University of Central Oklahoma is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 78.9 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 78.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 25

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Central Oklahoma is 19:1, and the school has 48.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Central Oklahoma include: General Studies; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Accounting; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Finance, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 10%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
General Studies 11%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5%
Accounting 4%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4%
Finance, General 4%

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Student Life

University of Central Oklahoma has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,379, with a gender distribution of 43.7 percent male students and 56.3 percent female students. At this school, 10.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 89.3 percent of students live off campus. University of Central Oklahoma is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 17,211
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 II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Central Oklahoma offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Central Oklahoma 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). Of the students at University of Central Oklahoma, 86 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Central Oklahoma.

Students who have cars on campus 86%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Central Oklahoma, 62.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,576.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,092 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,767 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,628 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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