Students Say

According to its students, Oklahoma State offers the best of both worlds: academics that “rival any school in the nation” presented in a “fun, friendly environment” that “keeps the college experience fun and relaxed.”

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
480 - 600
SAT Math
510 - 620
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

According to its students, Oklahoma State offers the best of both worlds: academics that “rival any school in the nation” presented in a “fun, friendly environment” that “keeps the college experience fun and relaxed.” A tremendous sense of Orange Pride bonds the campus so that “whether you know someone or not, there is always a friendly face” greeting you. “There is absolutely nowhere you can go without seeing our vibrant orange color,” one student says. Undergrads enjoy this benefit without having to forsake “the diversity and unique options of OSU’s degree programs”—agriculture and engineering are standouts, but the school excels in a number of science and career-track related majors—supported by “great research programs.” An emphasis on “hands-on learning” means “many opportunities outside of the classroom to experience events and ‘real life,’” writes one interior design major. A “proud and loyal” alumni (that includes “tons of distinguished alumni ranging from hedge fund tycoons like T. Boone Pickens to U.S. congressmen and scholars like Anita Hill”) is “extremely helpful with internships and jobs.” It’s another example of that Orange Pride; “The number of legacy students is a testament to satisfaction of OSU alumni,” students inform us.

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
56%
Graduate in 5 years
91%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
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 Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

Overall

Students Say

While the majority of students at OSU are “white, small-town, and Christian,” (an upshot of the fact that “most students are ag kids”), undergrads assure us that “there are many types of students at OSU” ranging from “the jock frat guy to the hippie who doesn’t wear shoes,” so “it’s easy to express yourself here and not get ridiculed.” As one student notes, Although most students are Christian, Hillel is growing rapidly…One of your roommates might be an engineering student from Venezuela, and the other might be a mandolin-playing English major from some small town you’ve never heard of…Atypical students aren’t hard to come across as the campus has plenty of… indie-music types, urban cowboys, Polo-wearing prepsters, hippies, bookish intellectuals and a host of international students who are extremely well integrated into the campus community.” Students tend to be “down to earth and friendly, “caring and very welcoming,” and “independent and self-reliant” people who “are here for a purpose.”

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

OSU undergrads “are very committed to personal goals, and we all understand why we are at college,” but they “also know that these four years should be the time of our lives,” and they act accordingly. The party scene “is great, but the school and organizations sponsor some really fun events and activities if partying isn’t your thing,” and the local bars “are regularly hit up on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.” College athletics are well supported; “During the fall, tailgating is huge, and many alumni come back to visit,” and “Cowboy basketball is mind-blowing. There’s a reason Gallagher-Iba was dubbed the rowdiest arena in college basketball.” An “excellent Greek community” is “pretty integrated into campus, and it’s not really a big deal.” Hometown Stillwater “is a funky little college town that’s like a miniature Austin, TX,” with “a strong local music scene that’s spawned acts like Garth Brooks, All-American Rejects, Cross Canadian Ragweed, and countless alt-country bands.” Many undergrads “hit Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Dallas for a weekend off-campus.”

Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
93
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
89

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

Green Rating
77

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
Oklahoma State University campus - Image 0
javascript

Key Stats

12,259
Applicants
20,821
Size
75%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists