Students Say

Kind, accessible, “amazing” professors are “hands down” the best thing about Oklahoma Christian University. “The closeness that a student feels with his professor is unreal at this campus,” students say. It’s “like you’re being taught by good friends and family instead of some snobby professors.” The Dean of Students in particular is “crazy cool,” and “would do anything for a student in need”---“including loaning you money!” The administration gets slightly lower marks, particularly for its financial priorities. Although funding is going towards facilities, students point out that some buildings are “in shambles,” or are “construction . . . eyesores.”

Overview

Applicants
2,156
Acceptance Rate
45%
Average HS GPA
3.56

GPA Breakdown

39%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 620
SAT Math
470 - 640
ACT Composite
21 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

Kind, accessible, “amazing” professors are “hands down” the best thing about Oklahoma Christian University. “The closeness that a student feels with his professor is unreal at this campus,” students say. It’s “like you’re being taught by good friends and family instead of some snobby professors.” The Dean of Students in particular is “crazy cool,” and “would do anything for a student in need”---“including loaning you money!” The administration gets slightly lower marks, particularly for its financial priorities. Although funding is going towards facilities, students point out that some buildings are “in shambles,” or are “construction . . . eyesores.” Most students live on campus, and “The recent surge in new housing has only led to a ridiculous escalation in on-campus housing charges.” One student sums up the general feeling: “While the hearts are big at this school, the administration really needs to learn to think ahead. They miss little details… that really make students mad.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
194
with Terminal Degree
101

121
Men
73
Women

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Richard Lawson
CEO of Lawson Software

Ken Parker
Market Risk Business Unit for RiskMetics Group Inc

Dr. Charles Branch Jr.
Chair of Neurosurgery, Wake Forest Univ Med. Ctr.

Andrew Benton
President of Pepperdine University

Ray Vaughn
Attorney and Okla State Representative

Dr. Ron Wright
President of Cincinnati St. Tech and Comm. College

Jeff Bennett
former US Olympian, Decathlon

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
71
Application Deadlines
Sep 8
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$2,940

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$2,811

Average Need-Based Loan
$1,959

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,389

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,105

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$18,800
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,900
Transportation for Commuters
$1,400

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 Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

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

Most of the “laid-back, conservative, church-going” Oklahomans and Texans who predominate at OC were “raised in the Church of Christ,” and some students say the majority is “ignorant and/or intolerant of other denominations and/or belief systems.” Not everyone sees the issue in a negative light: “I think including others and inviting them to the Church of Christ is a strength and good thing,” says one undergrad. Others say there is no such problem: “The strongest factor that unites the student body is its faith in God and the belief that his son died on the cross for our sins, and not some church affiliation.” The social atmosphere is “like high school without the parents”: Students “are heavily branded by cliques or club associations.” Students emphasize, however, that “everyone is willing to get along [and] there isn’t any obvious shunning behavior.” “Atypical students” are clustered “in the English, Art, and Music Departments,” and there is “no obvious gay community.” OC has a critical mass of students of color, including African and Japanese international students, and an active community of “Third Culture Kids,” students who grew up overseas and identify with more than one culture. One African American student, however, warns that some White students “stare at” minorities or try to “act black” when speaking with them.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,910
Out of State
63%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

49% female
51% male
63% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Students say that life at Oklahoma Christian “is all about getting to know God more.” Many students attend “Mondayand Thursday-night . . . devotionals . . . and almost all of the students [and] faculty attend church services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights (they even close the library and cafeteria during these times to encourage it).” Instead of “frats or sororities,” OC has Greek-lettered but unhoused “social service clubs” that “do service projects for the community, hold banquets, and play intramural sports.” Detractors gripe that clubs “foster . . . cliquishness” and receive “too much emphasis . . . as the only means of social interaction,” but proponents say clubs provide “a really great way to get involved on campus and meet new people.” Sports also provide a sense of community. “Basketball is the big sport on campus,” so students “all go to the basketball games,” and there is “even a faculty team” that, to considerable delight, “plays in the basketball tournament on campus.” The school’s Oklahoma City location “allows for easy access to . . . Bricktown, malls, and the Hornets basketball team,” and students gush that “we have . . . movie theaters all over the place,” including an IMAX theater and the North Park Mall’s theater, where students can see a movie for $1.50.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
80%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
88
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
72

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
20
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
2

57% join a fraternity
51% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Eagles)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Eagles)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups: Minority Student Association

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Central Oklahoma
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Oklahoma University

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
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
2

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple (MacBook, MacBook Air)

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
Daniella Raynor
http://www.oc.edu/admissions/default.aspx

Address
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 11000
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1100

Phone
405-425-5050

Email
daniella.raynor@oc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Gaylord University Center
University House Commons
Lawson Commons
Payne Athletic & Fitness Center
Mabee Learning Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Bricktown
Oklahoma City National Memorial
Quail Springs Mall
Ford Center
Penn Square Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
9 to 5
405-425-5050

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Campus Connect group visit programs

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
jancy.lyons@oc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Air travel via Will Rogers Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.oc.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit