See what students say:

Academics

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.”

Student Body

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.

Campus Life

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.”

Overview

Applicants
14,405
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.57

GPA Breakdown

41%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
1,320
with Terminal Degree
1,062

754
Men
566
Women
266
Minority
94
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
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.
  • Agriculture, General.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Food Science.
  • Horticultural Science.
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping.
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General.

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture.
  • Landscape Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP 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, Other.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • 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 TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

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

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering.
  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Architectural Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Public Health Education and Promotion.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

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

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

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

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
  • 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.
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


T. Boone Pickens
Founder of Mesa Petroleum; Chairman of BP Capital Management

James Marsden
Actor

Duck-Woo Nam
Former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea

Garth Brooks
King of Country Music

Chester Gould
Creator of Dick Tracy

Barry Sanders
NFL Running Back; Heisman Trophy Winner

Brent Ashabranner
Peace Corp Deputy Director

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
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

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,365

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,822

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,160

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
49%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,701

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,365

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,357
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$20,877
Required Fees
$3,662
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$2,510
Transportation for Commuters
$2,160

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,996
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 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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
20,574
Foreign Countries Represented
64

Demographics

4.32%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.87%
Asian
4.29%
African-American
8.02%
Hispanic
67.74%
Caucasian
3.56%
International

49% female
51% male
27% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
43%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

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


Director
Isabel Medina Keiser

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
527
Number of Honor Societies
36

Number of Social Sororities
18
Number of Religious Organizations
27

17% join a fraternity
25% 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: Oklahoma State Queers & Allies (OSQ&A) https://campuslink.okstate.edu/organization/OSQA

Minority Support Groups: Office of Multicultural Affairs https://oma.okstate.edu/

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

Sustainability

95/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
44%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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
99

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple - Special pricing through volume contract.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
219 Student Union
Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone
405-744-5358

Email
admissions@okstate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Colvin Recreational Center
Boone Pickens Stadium/Gallagher-Iba Arena and Museum
Student Union Building
Edmon Low Library
Old Central

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Eskimo Joe's
Boomer Lake
National Wrestling Hall of Fame
OSU Museum of Art
Lake Carl Blackwell

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, Uber, Lyft, OSU Shuttle Buses, Stillwater Regional Airport (American Airlines) as well as major Airports in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Stillwater is located 65 miles north of Oklahoma City, using Interstate 35, and 65 miles west of Tulsa, using Oklahoma 51 or the Cimarron Turnpike (US 412).

Local Accommodations
The Atherton Hotel at Oklahoma State University Best Western Plus Cimmarron Hotel & Suites Holiday Inn Express & Suites Stillwater-University Area Wyndham Garden Stillwater Hampton Inn and Suites Stillwater Hampton Inn and Suites Stillwater West Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Stillwater Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Stillwater Home2 Suites by Hilton Stillwater Residence Inn by Marriott Stillwater SpringHill Suites by Marriott Stillwater Holiday Inn Stillwater-University West Executive Inn Stillwater America's Best Value Inn La Quinta Inn and Suites Stillwater-University Area University Inn and Suites HWY Express Inn and Suites Circle D Motel Fifty One Motel Stillwater Cottonwood Inn Bed and Breakfast


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