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Academics

Oklahoma City University attendees reap the benefits of “small class sizes,” “diversity of the student body and faculty,” “diverse coursework,” and “internship and job opportunities” available by being in the “heart of Oklahoma City.” The university is well-known for the Ann Lacy School of Dance and Entertainment’s performing arts programs including “acting, musical theatre, vocal performance, theatre for young audiences, dance and dance management.” Students also note the university’s “amazing scholarships and financial aid.” “Exceptional professors” offer diverse “opportunities for students in their specific field of study,” and “loving” staff give ample “encouragement to pursue other interests and join various on-campus organizations” as well as offering “tutoring and mentoring programs.” Faculty come from “rich professional backgrounds in business and media and provide students with real-world examples of the career field they’re studying to become a part of.” “Service learning” and “experiential learning” are mandatory, and forward-thinking policies include “paperless classes” and the “POGIL—Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning—method of teaching.”

Student Body

OKCU’s community of students is “incredibly welcoming” and “supportive.” Most have “a love for the arts” and are “progress-oriented.” Another “large portion” of the student population is “involved in university athletics,” including international students. “There is so much talent here,” says one student. “You hear music from everywhere or someone rehearsing their dialogue for their plays.” Students praise the “great deal of diversity” across religion, culture, and age-range. Older students with families should know that they would never be “discouraged from bringing their children on campus after class, or even to class.”

Campus Life

Students at OKCU love the “beautiful campus” and an environment that provides “support and love from students and faculty” alike. Students enjoy “the dedication to Greek life,” are generally involved in multiple extracurricular activities and organizations on campus, and otherwise fulfill the promise of the school’s nickname, “Over Committed University.” These commitments, however, are usually drawn on “passion,” and students often put in extra work to help each other. One student says “we are extremely supportive of one another,” and “we often collaborate on multi-cultural and artistic projects.” On weekends, students “explore the growing city” and its “restaurants, bars, and parks.” On campus, there’s “always a multicultural event, speaker, or some type of performance going on” and people also “love to socialize outside our marketplace, Alvin’s.” Additionally, the student government often hosts “bashes, carnivals, and get-togethers for all students” throughout the year.

Overview

Applicants
1,751
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.80

GPA Breakdown

70%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
285
with Terminal Degree
150

149
Women
136
Men
48
Minority
3
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology, General.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Broadcast Journalism.
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other.
  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Montessori Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Law.
  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

  • Music.
  • Theatre/Theater.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.
  • Physics.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

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

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Religious Education.
  • Religious/Sacred Music.
  • Youth Ministry.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management.
  • Dance, General.
  • Dance, Other.
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
  • Fine and Studio Arts.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music Pedagogy.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Musical Theatre.
  • Photography.
  • Stringed Instruments.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Jayne Jayroe Gamble
Miss America, 1967

Kristin Chenoweth
Tony Award winner, television and film star

Kelli O'Hara
Nominated for two Tony Awards

Mason Williams
Nationally known composer

Scott Sheppard
Vice President, Southern Progress Publishers

Dr. Andrew Benton
President, Pepperdine University

Abe Lemmons
Legendary NCAA Men's Basketball Coach

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,925

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,773

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,338

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,209

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,137

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,276
Required Fees
$3,750
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,460
Transportation for Commuters
$1,700

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,796
Comprehensive Fee

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 Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

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
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,622
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

2.31%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.68%
Asian
5.49%
African-American
10.91%
Hispanic
65.02%
Caucasian
5.74%
International

68% female
32% male
51% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
57%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Campus Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Jenny Minsberg

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Full diagnostic test by psychologist/mental health professional

Documentation Required for ADHD

Diagnosis from any medical professional

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
2

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
64
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

20% join a fraternity
28% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

18% participate in intramural sports
23% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Stars)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Canoeing
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Kayaking
Soccer
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Stars)
12 Sports

Basketball
Canoeing
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Kayaking
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling

Student Services

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

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Michelle Cook
Sr Director of Admissions

Address
Visitor Center
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone
405-208-5055

Email
michelle.cook@okcu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Tom and Brenda McDaniel Univ Center
Henry J Freede Wellness and Activity Center
Meinders' School of Business
Walker Center for Arts and Sciences
Norick Art Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Bricktown
OKC Zoo and Omniplex
Penn Square Mall
Myriad Botantical Gardens
National Cowboy Hall of Fame

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8 am to 5 pm
405-208-5055

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday through Friday, 9 am and 1 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visitocu@okcu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, Shuttle Buses, Buses and Trains (Amtrack). Airport: Will Rogers World Airport - Oklahoma City

Driving Instructions to Campus
From STATE CAPITAL - west on NW 23rd street to Blackwelder (past I-235, Robinson, Walker, Shartel, Western, and Classen). From I-35 North - exit I-44 west to I-235 south. Exit NW 23rd Street, turning west to Blackwelder Avenue (past Robinson, Walker, Shartel, Western, and Classen). From I-35 South - exit I-235 North. Exit NW 23rd street turning west, continue to Blackwelder Avenue (past Robinson, Walker, Shartel, Western, and Classen). From I-40 East - at I-35/235 junction take I-235 North. Exit at NW 23rd Street, turning west. Head to Blackwelder Avenue (past Robinson, Walker, Shartel, Western, and Classen). From I-40 West - exit I-44 East. Exit at NW 23rd Street heading East to Blackwelder (past May and Pennsylvania Avenues).

Local Accommodations
Sheraton, Marriott, Courtyard, Hilton, Crowne Plaza, Hyatt, Renaissance


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