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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.

Contact & Visit

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

Admissions

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






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