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University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public institution that was founded in 1908. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 983, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,820 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,860 (2013-14).
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Celebrating a century of service as Oklahoma's only public liberal arts college, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, nationally ranked for quality and value,is a recognized leader and innovator in interdisciplinary studies. With the highest admission standards in Oklahoma, and like the best private liberal arts colleges, USAO offers small classes, award-winning faculty committed to teaching (93 percent have the terminal degree), and a campus culture that fosters close faculty-student interaction (14:1 student-teacher ratio) and undergraduate research opportunities. For its respected core curriculum, USAO was named in 2011 among only 19 universities in America to earn an "A" for superior curriculum from the distinctive What Will They Learn? Initiative by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. This places USAO in the top 1.5 percent of all the 1,000 universities examined in the study. USAO is described by ACTA as "a model for other institutions across the country." Similarly, USAO was named by U.S. News and World Report to its exclusive list of National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2011, among hundreds of private institutions that charge up to 10 times more for tuition. USAO is a proud member of the exclusive, national Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Ranked among the 240 unique Colleges of Distinction in a national publication by that name, USAO dedicates itself to educating the whole student, encourages personal development through public service, and offers nationally ranked teams in five sports. The college was founded in 1908 as a women's institution, the first college created by Oklahoma's first legislature. USAO is one of only seven state institutions with similar missions ever created in the United States. Coeducational since 1965, its mission has never changed, thus making it one of the oldest state-supported liberal arts colleges in the nation. Located in Chickasha, Okla., USAO is the only state college to be named a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. On campus, students enjoy more than 500 new dormitory and apartment units, which are part of a $25 million project enhancing student life.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, it's important to note the application deadline is August 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 38.5 percent.
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|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||38.5%|
|Application deadline||August 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is 13:1, and the school has 69.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||28%|
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University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has a total undergraduate enrollment of 983, with a gender distribution of 35 percent male students and 65 percent female students. At this school, 45.6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54.4 percent of students live off campus. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 98 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
|Students who have cars on campus||98%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 69.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,467.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,820 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$13,860 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$5,310 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data