OSU

Oklahoma State University

219 Student Union, Stillwater, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,550
  • Class Notes
    1,214
  • Textbook Notes
    46
  • Study Guides
    289
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,485
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,718

Overview of Oklahoma State University (OSU)

About this school

Oklahoma State, founded in 1890, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture; Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Engineering, Architecture and Technology; and Human Environmental Sciences. Its 840-acre campus, with a modified Georgian architectural style, is located in Stillwater, 70 miles west of Tulsa.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:20,978
    • Men:10,666 (50.8%)
    • Women:10,312 (49.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (OSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Oklahoma State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Stillwater, OK  74078
Phone
(405) 744-5358
Fax
(405) 744-5285
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Required for some freshmen
Other
Rank in top 33.3% of high school class recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 13,635 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 7,319 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 6,316 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,117 (51%) of 10,123 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,632 (48%) of 5,466 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,485 (53%) of 4,657 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.56
375 And Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
582 average |530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
588 average |540-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
36%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (OSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,738|Out-of-state: $23,776
  • Room & Board: - $8,558 (58.90693832599119%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,270 (8.741740088105727%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,700 (32.35132158590309%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Oklahoma State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003170
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,208 (82.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,232 (69.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,170 (97.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
362 (16.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$14,954
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,721 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,007
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,245 (57.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,309
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 233 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,049 (26.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,533

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,232 (66.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,385 (76.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,187 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,001 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$14,543
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,033 (76.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,349
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,193 (67.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,131
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 538 (5.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
5,137 (28.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,484

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,790
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,547

Academics & Instruction (OSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,021

Part-Time Faculty


300

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


70%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 10% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Oklahoma State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


58.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (OSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (87)


  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Public Services, Other
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sports Communication
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Agriculture

Online Degrees


Business administration, accounting, special education, biochemistry, early childhood education

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Agriculture, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (89)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Education
  • Health Psychology
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • International Affairs
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability Management
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Theater
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Writing

Campus Life (OSU)

Location & Geography

Population


46,560

Nearest Metropolitan Area


840 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 87.7 average high in September
Rain
88 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
65 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City
Nearest Bus Station
Stillwater
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


45% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


55%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Pistol Pete
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Oklahoma State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


18,167

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
20,978
Women
10,312
Men
10,666

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 4.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.9% Asian
  • 4.8% Black/African-American
  • 7.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 10.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 70.4% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


3.5% from 67 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


4,276

Student Resources (OSU)

Study resources