Students Say

According to one communications major, “OSU is about existing as a huge family across campus,” where students can pursue myriad academic opportunities while proudly rocking the school’s vibrant orange. Overall, “nothing says more about life here than ‘Orange Power.’” The professors at OSU generally earn high marks, with one environmental science major describing them as “engaging [and] interested” educators who “genuinely care about their students’ success.”

Overview

Applicants
12,259
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

36%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

According to one communications major, “OSU is about existing as a huge family across campus,” where students can pursue myriad academic opportunities while proudly rocking the school’s vibrant orange. Overall, “nothing says more about life here than ‘Orange Power.’” The professors at OSU generally earn high marks, with one environmental science major describing them as “engaging [and] interested” educators who “genuinely care about their students’ success.” At a school as large as OSU—roughly 12,300 students—it’s inevitable that some students will feel adrift (“I feel like I’m just a number”), but others underscore professors who “not only take time to invest in each student individually, but also go out of their way to see that you have everything you need to succeed.” The school boasts strong Engineering, Agriculture, and Science departments, and students praise their institution as “a small-town school with an excellent atmosphere [and] big-time research opportunities.” One strategic communications major praises the school’s “strong alumni network,” with an information assurance major adding that the “students and alumni have a great deal of pride in their school.” According to a management information systems major, “Everyone is passionate about the school, and the vision it has.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,327
with Terminal Degree
976

797
Men
530
Women
235
Minority
58
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Public Services, Other
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Food Science
  • Horticultural Science
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above
  • Sports Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Technical Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr Tom Coburn
Former U.S. Senator for Oklahoma

Mr. Don Nickles
Former U.S. Senator for Oklahoma

Duck-Woo Nam
Former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea

Garth Brooks
King of Country Music

T. Boone Pickens
Founder of Mesa Petroleum

Ed Malzahn
Founder of Charles Machine Works (Ditch Witch)

Stan Clark
Owner of Eskimo Joe's Clothes

Academic Rating

Career overview

Students Say

OSU Career Services has students covered, as the website put it, “from admission to position.” Students can make appointments with career consultants to discuss everything from major selection to resume tips and interviewing advice. Not only does each school have its own dedicated consultants, but there are also staff designated for students with specific interests like part-time employment or for those with undecided majors. The school’s HIRE search engine makes it easy to search for open positions, schedule on-campus interviews, learn about upcoming career fairs, and, of course, apply for positions. Depending on their departments, students often can receive academic credit for their internships. With a career event or information session almost every day, undergraduates have plenty of opportunities to learn about employers and strategize about their futures. OSU graduates visiting Payscale.com report an average starting salary of $44,400.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$44,400

Median Mid-Career Salary
$79,400

Alumni with High Job Meaning
54%

Return on Education (ROE) rating
84

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

For students who want the broad experience of a large state university, yearn to join a sorority or fraternity, and love cheering on the home team, there’s scarcely a better, or cheaper, option than OSU. The Branding Success Fundraising Campaign has generated 853 new scholarships rewarding academic merit, leadership, and creativity, and administrators extol the university’s job placement resources through the OSU Career Services center, which provides extensive services to maximize students’ earning potential with the OSU degree. The university declares that 81.5 percent of first-years and 76.6 percent of undergraduates’ financial needs are met by OSU. Overall, establishing residency in Oklahoma for four years could garner you one of the most affordable state university educations in the nation.

Bang For Your Buck

As previously mentioned, the $4,303 annual in-state tuition makes OSU an excellent value for Oklahoma residents, and even the $15,651 out-of-state tuition is still vastly more affordable than that of most private institutions. For both in-state and out-of-state students, OSU provides some of the most affordable tuition in the Big Twelve. “In addition to keeping costs affordable,” notes one administrator, “Oklahoma State University is committed to providing financial assistance to our students. Since the start of OSU’s Branding Success Fundraising Campaign, the university has raised more than $450 million specifically for student support.” Almost 80 percent of both first-years and undergraduates overall who demonstrate need receive some form of assistance, and only about half of OSU students borrow in order to finance their tuition.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,006

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,615

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,093

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,591

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
50%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,006

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,425
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,010
Required Fees
$3,017
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,030

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,400
Transportation for Commuters
$2,070

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
TEACH

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Though OSU students are predominantly “Christian, middle class, and white” (one mechanical engineering and technology major suggests, “Wear western boots and you’ll fit in fine”), many are quick to point out that the “typical student at Oklahoma State University can only be defined by personality.” In fact, “a typical OSU student is friendly and greets people on the sidewalk.” As one psychology major puts it, “This school is located in the bible belt, so there are a lot of very religious Christians. However, there are many religious denominations here, and we all get along well.” In a school so large, it might seem intimidating to strike out and make friends, but an accounting major explained, “Everyone is very outgoing and looking for new friends. The best way to fit in is by starting conversations.” In addition to the bevy of students from Oklahoma and Texas, “There’s also a strong international presence on campus,” says a studio art major.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
20,821
Out of State
27%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
92

Demographics

49% female
51% male
27% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Greek life plays a significant role on campus. As one communication sciences major describes, “Many people are typical sororityand fraternity-affiliated. Therefore if you’re not in one then you don’t feel as comfortable as you would at a different school that isn’t as big.” But even without Greek life, “There’s always something to do on campus. . . . Introvert or extrovert, you won’t be bored or feel out of place,” says an industrial engineering major. Stillwater, Oklahoma, is admittedly a small college town and the verdict is split on whether it offers nightlife “unlike anything else” or if “there isn’t much to do other than go to the bars or parties on the nights/weekends.” Outdoor activities are popular with OSU students, both close to campus and more off the beaten path, “since Stillwater is in a great location to [get to] everything in Oklahoma.” Athletics play a key role on campus with students in a sea of vibrant orange attending football and basketball games to cheer on the OSU Cowboys. Even for those students who aren’t interested in playing Division I sports, “intramural sports are incredibly popular,” and, as one international business major sums up, “Physical activity in general is pretty popular at OSU.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Michael Shuttic

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Adult-normed evaluations of ability and achievement, e.g. WAIS-R (ability), e.g. Woodcock Johnson-R (achievement) and clear diagnostic statement

Documentation Requred for ADHD
TOVA, Connor's checklist, clinical interview, or other appropriate evaluation tools with a clear diagnostic statement and functional impact(s) by a qualified professional.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
300
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
18
Number of Religious Organizations
27

19% join a fraternity
28% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cowboys)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Cowgirls)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: S.O.D.A.--Sexual Orientation Diversity Association https://www.facebook.com/OKStateSODA

Minority Support Groups: Inclusion Center for Academic Excellence http://icae.okstate.edu/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
99

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple - Special pricing through volume contract.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
219 Student Union
Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone
800-233-5019

Email
admissions@okstate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Colvin Recreational Center
Gallagher/Iba Arena and Museum
Student Union Building
Edmon Low Library
ConocoPhillips Alumni Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Eskimo Joe's
Boomer Lake
National Wrestling Hall of Fame
LakeviewPointe Shopping Center
Lake Carl Blackwell
Louie's Grill and Bar - Stillwater Downtown

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00am Monday-Friday; 1:00pm Friday; select Saturdays
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, OSU Shuttle Buses, Major Airports in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Stillwater is located 65 miles north of Oklahoma City, using Interstate Highway 35, and 65 miles west of Tulsa, using highway 51 or the Cimarron Turnpike.

Local Accommodations
Atherton Hotel at OSU Cimmarron Hotel & Suites Best Western Days Inn Fairfield Inn Hampton Inn & Suites Quality Inn Motel 6 Relax Inn & Suites Microtel La Quinta
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Key Stats

12,259
Applicants
20,821
Size
75%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists